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Vital Resources for Struggling Adoptive and Foster Families

The current edition of Adoption Today magazine carries an article that begins: Adoptive and foster parents often express what most any parent says at least once in their parenting journey:  it’s both the hardest and most meaningful thing I’ve ever done.  There is no more significant or sacred task than nurturing young souls.  Yet many […]


New Barna Research Highlights Christian Adoption & Foster Care Among 3 Most Notable Vocational Trends

New findings from Barna Research highlights the growing commitment of Christians to adoption and foster care as among 2014’s three most notable vocational trends.  An article released by Barna yesterday spotlighted one facet of the extensive Barna research included in the new mini-book Becoming Home.   The article describes: Adoption isn’t typically grouped in to discussions […]


Regional Conferences Reveal…and Fuel…a Growing Movement

For all its benefits, technology just can’t replace the power of in-person gatherings.  As with all of history’s great movements, today’s surge in Christian adoption, foster and orphan care is nourished by conferences large and small.  These events unite allies, spread ideas and training, and energize for action. The annual CAFO Summit–now in it’s 10th […]


Heritage Foundation on the Importance of Conscience Protections for Faith-Based Foster Agencies

The Heritage Foundation this month released an important and well-articulated document explaining why it’s essential to preserve the right of faith-based foster care agencies to operate in ways that do not violate their conscience.  As the paper points out, government policies on these matters carry significant consequence for both principles of religious liberty…and for the […]


Bloomberg: Make Foster Care Work, Let Churches Lead

One rarely expects Bloomberg.com to write much about foster care…or churches.  An amazing piece that ran yesterday does both, titled “Make Foster Care Work, Let Churches Lead.”   The article provides a strong synopsis of the challenges facing foster youth in America:   Foster children who reach adulthood with no family connection have a difficult […]


New Mini Book on Adoption and Foster Care (Barna FRAMES)

The new “FRAMES” series of mini-books is a welcome gift to those with limited reading time.  Each thin volume offers a brief but insightful exploration of a top issue of our day. The inaugural series includes Becoming Home:  Adoption, Foster Care and Mentoring – Living Out God’s Heart for Orphans.  It was a privilege to […]