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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.  


What’s ordinary about helping orphans?

I asked on Twitter, “What do you want to see blogged about from Summit VII?” One person replied, “I’d like to hear stories of ordinary (not famous) people caring for orphans.” I’m not sure anyone who is caring for orphans can be called ordinary, but I know what he means. So here’s a story from Jared […]