Upcoming Conferences

Two great conferences are coming up for adoption, foster and orphan care advocates in the northeast and in the Texas region.  We’ve already highlighted them in our newsletters, but as the dates approach, it is not yet too late to register. These regional conferences are a tremendous way for adoptive families and other advocates for […]

How to Help Without Hurting

This week the Alliance hosted the first in its monthly webinar series for church orphan ministries.  The series is designed to help individuals like you create and grow effective adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry in local churches. You can watch the webinar “How to Help without Hurting” here.  Alongside other practical advice, presenters […]

An Orphan, Forgotten No More

When Rachel and I traveled to pick up our adopted daughter, Eden, in Ethiopia, we had the chance to spend time at several orphanages.  One that particularly stuck with me is the Kolfe Orphanage in Addis Ababa, a home for older boys:  its battered building sit in dry, hardpan clay; thin rays of hope came […]

Serving More Together

By Michael Monroe As believers from across the country re-discover God’s heart for the fatherless and the clear call in Scripture to take up the privilege of loving and serving orphans, more and more local churches are stepping forward to launch adoption, foster care and international orphan care ministries.  With orphans numbering in the tens […]

Orphans Deserve Better

The movie Orphan opens today.  On one hand, it is just a movie, perhaps no worse than many of the thousands ginned up each year to sell theater seats and DVDS.   At the same time, it is important to recognize how powerful film can be in stirring emotions and shaping the way we interpret the […]