Articles on Adoption

In his book Radical, David Platt says, “We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you... Continue...

What is the adoption tax credit? Initially passed in 1997, the adoption tax credit has had broad, bipartisan support for its entire existence. The adoption tax credit eases the financial burden families face when growing their families through adoption. Since 1997, hundreds of thousands of families have used the tax... Continue...

This weekend is Orphan Sunday, an annual remembrance that reminds us that care and concern for orphans is of particular concern to Christians. Here are five facts you should know about orphans in America and around the world: 1. A... Continue...

“My pastor is just not very supportive of having an orphan care ministry in our church.” I have heard this phrase too many times. As an adoptive parent, I don’t get it. “How could a pastor and church not be... Continue...

I remember exactly where I was when I felt grateful for what my birth mom did. I’ve always been thankful for my life, and I’ve always known that what my birth mom did was an incredible thing. My adoptive parents—the... Continue...

We recently marked several months of being home with our son who was adopted from the tiny south African country of Lesotho. He is full of life and has a huge personality. He laughs uncontrollably sometimes at things around our... Continue...

There are multiple ways for the church to get involved in proclaiming the gospel. Adoption is a clear way to display the gospel, but it’s not the only way. In my last article, Orphans, adoption and the heart of the gospel,... Continue...

November is National Adoption Month, and my heart catches on fire whenever I discuss adoption. A large part of my passion stems from the fact that my life has been radically altered by this precious gift. I was born in... Continue...

Orphan Sunday is November 13. Your church should recognize it, and I hate to say that. I hate to say it not because I don’t believe in the mission of Orphan Sunday, churches from every denomination and tradition calling us... Continue...

Each year in November, the President of the United States issues a proclamation to announce National Adoption Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness of the need for adoptive families and to encourage citizens to become involved in the lives... Continue...