Resources on Adoption

“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...

Free, downloadable bulletin insert for use by your church on Orphan Care Sunday. Continue...

Adoption is incredible and a beautiful picture of the gospel. Yet, it can come with significant challenges. Sharen Ford, an expert in foster care and adoption at Focus on the Family, shares about this in her talk, “Are you mentally... 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...

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Every Christian isn’t called to adopt, but everyone is called to care for orphans.   The evangelical adoption movement is but one strand in a long cord of Christian care for orphans. While adoption trends have fluctuated over time in... Continue...

There are more than 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. At the ERLC Evangelicals for Life Conference, Sharen Ford challenges the church to bring stability to children within a system that knows change all too well. 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...