Articles on Adoption

The Church is no stranger to adoption. Many congregations in the United States observe Orphan Care Sunday, host fundraisers for prospective adoptive parents, and sponsor adoption charities and scholarships. As we celebrate two adoption awareness events in November, National Adoption... Continue...

November is National Adoption Month. A time when the nation collectively recognizes the value and importance of adoption and providing safe and loving homes for vulnerable children. Each year, the president issues a proclamation in honor of National Adoption Month,... Continue...

What just happened? The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a new regulation on Friday, Nov. 1 that will help ensure faith-based organizations can continue serving vulnerable children and families through foster-care and adoption services. Commenting on the... Continue...

A little over two years ago, my husband and I decided it was finally time to start the adoption process. We had always thought we would wait until our 4-year-old started kindergarten to start any adoption talks, but knowing the... Continue...

The day Brooke Orthman walked into a pregnancy counseling center, she made a list. After seeing a faint positive on a gas station pregnancy test earlier that week, she wanted to find out if it was right. Getting pregnant wasn’t... Continue...

When our youngest was an infant, and we were newly navigating our life as an adoptive family, it was really jarring to be met face to face with insensitive comments regarding our son’s adoption. Oftentimes, the comments that bothered us... Continue...

I had been the teaching pastor of my church for 14 years when I announced that my wife, Julie, and I were going to pursue foster-adopt ministry. Over the years, I had been open about being adopted. One tends to... Continue...

Many of us bring to mind pictures of a family in the airport surrounded by balloons when we hear about adoption. Or, we picture a family smiling with a judge finalizing their adoption in court. Both are beautiful and true... Continue...

Adoption is a brave, and often hard, choice—for birth and adoptive parents. Though it’s a beautiful picture of the gospel, not everyone gets to experience their adoption story come full circle. But when it does, it’s a tangible display of... Continue...

“You do not know what tomorrow will bring . . . for you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes” (James 4:14).   This verse has consumed me since seeing the jarring news yesterday of... Continue...