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As discussed previously, it’s my conviction that the single most pressing challenge facing the growing Christian foster care and adoption movement is the need for increased church support for families struggling with challenges of loving children from difficult places.  The best work being done on this front is led by our friends Dr. Karyn Purvis […]


Idea Camp Turns Focus to Orphans

Another signal of the growing desire among Christians to “defend the cause of the fatherless”—and to do so wisely and well—is the array of new orphan-focused conferences that are slated for 2011.   Of course, conferences may or may not carry significant long-term impact.  But if well designed, such gatherings can stimulate serious discussion of key […]


Kendall and Tommy’s Wedding Gift

This video needs no commentary, but perhaps to lift up a prayer that the heart it reflects would only continue to grow in God’s people.  May Christians be known indeed as—in the KJV language—a “peculiar people;” doing things that don’t fit with the world’s typical ways or customs when there is an opportunity to give […]


U.S. Department of State Releases Annual Adoption Report

The U.S. Department of State yesterday released its 2010 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions. In Fiscal Year 2010, the U.S. Government issued 11,059 immigrant visas to children adopted by U.S. citizen adopting parents. These children immigrated to the United States from over 100 different countries and found new homes in all 50 states. The number […]