Articles on Adoption

This is last part of a series (read parts 1, 2, and 3) born out of several years of consulting with and observing many churches across America develop orphan care ministries. Over time, I have noticed some common mistakes that... Continue...

Our son, Jude, turned two recently. Like many moms, I get a little sentimental as we approach birthdays. I broke out old photos and swooned in the days prior. My heart ached as I remembered the nurses commenting on his... Continue...

This is part three (read part one and part two) of a series born out of several years of consulting with and observing many churches across America develop orphan care ministries. Over time, I have noticed 10 common mistakes that... Continue...

This is part two (read part one here) of a series born out of several years of consulting with and observing many churches across America develop orphan care ministries. Over time, I have noticed 10 common mistakes that cause these ministries... Continue...

This is part one of a series born out of several years of consulting with and observing many churches across America develop orphan care ministries. Over time, I have noticed 10 common mistakes that cause these ministries to struggle, and... Continue...

Recently, conversation has reached a fever pitch in the adoption community over what some are heralding as the beginning of the end of Intercountry Adoption in the United States. World Magazine, Baptist Press, and The Federalist have all carried articles... Continue...

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...