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The Story of Jelani Freeman

The Washington Post carried the remarkable story of Jelani Freeman last week, noted in the blog of our good friend Kerry Hassenbalg.  The twists and turns of Freeman’s story provide a window into the real-world texture of life in the U.S. foster system. The full story is worth the read, but certain key points come […]


2010 National Foster Care Prayer Vigil May 16-23, 2010

The National Foster Care Prayer Vigil takes place each May through collaborative efforts of a number of Christian Alliance for Organization members.  The Vigil invites followers of Christ to gather in communities across the country during the week of May 16-23 to pray on behalf of children in foster care, as well as their families, […]


Saddleback Civil Forum on Orphans & Adoption

Saddleback Church’s Civil Forum’s seek to engage world leaders, along with individuals from across the U.S., in meaningful discussion of issues of key global and national importance. The last Forum featured the much-discussed election-time conversations between Rick Warren and Presidential candidates Obama and McCain. On Monday night at 7 PM (PST), Saddleback turns its Civil […]


Remarkable Web-Wide Blog Posts on Summit VI

It’s been thrilling to see the blog posts across the Web sharing experiences from Summit VI.    A sampling is below.   (Note:  no one encouraged or solicited these!)  The posts speak for themselves, but one element that comes through powerfully in so many of the posts fills me with special wonder.  What just a few years […]