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Busy Moms Can Be Advocates, Too

Today I will be leading a panel at the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit about how to be an advocate as a busy mom.  I have to say, I’m already feeling inspired by the things that busy moms have done.  Yesterday morning I went to a session on the socio-political aspects of adoption, and I […]


Opening Session Notes

Jedd Medefind (Christian Alliance for Orphans) It is not about just taking up another cause. A gospel-fueled love for Orphans entails: When the going gets tough, duty, guilt, and enthusiasm are not enough. We need to be people connected to the Source. 2. When we choose to love the orphans, when we open our homes, when we […]


Reclaiming Adoption: a book giveaway

“The main reason we gather here is not first because we have adopted, but because we are adopted–because we’re in God’s family” (Jedd Medefind, President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans). Yesterday, in a pre-conference gathering, Dan Cruver took that to an even deeper reality, that adoption is anchored deeply within the internal relationships of the three […]


Shopping and giving at the same time

Beginning today, the Exhibit Hall at Orphan Summit VII will be teeming with people. I expect to see lots squeezed around displays of beads and leatherwork. Purchases will benefit organizations that minister to orphans in various ways. I was thinking that some of you might also like to go shopping for a good cause even if […]


Losing my home once and then again

The Hillis Family has 10 children. 8 of them are adopted from Russia. Susan laughs when she says, “sometimes people ask me if  we’ve ever had any hard times.” “Watch this,” she says.  


Follow Summit Live Blogging and Twitter!!

Summit VII is upon us, and an unforgettable 2+ days lie ahead! If you can’t join us in Louisville, follow the action via the Alliance Blog.  Summit VII’s six featured bloggers will be posting live throughout Summit, including: Dan Cruver Noel Piper Kristen Welch Kristin Howerton Lindsey Nobles Heidi Weimer The Twitter feed for #Summit7 […]