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Aging Out: Tragic Numbers…And Real Hope

For youth who “age out” of care, statistics predict a heartbreaking road ahead. Their likehood of experiencing virtually any ill known to humanity is dramatically higher than for their peers who have families. This includes everything from homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration to physical illness and loneliness. Along with a host of other challenges, young adults […]


Ernie Johnson – Sports Announcer Superstar and Adoptive Dad

The Louisville Courier-Journal carried a great story yesterday on sports announcer Ernie Johnson.   It reveals that Ernie isn’t just one of the most recognized voices in sports today, he’s also committed follower of Christ and adoptive dad. Along with two biological children, the family of Ernie and Cheryl Johnson now includes a boy who came […]


Fostering Change: Great Article on the Rising Church Engagement for Foster Youth

The online journal Shared Justice – produced by the excellent team at the Center for Public Justice – carries a great article on the significant growth of Christian involvement in caring for foster youth. [See “Fostering Change:  Recent Partnerships Give Hope to Children in Foster Care.”  The article describes: …both government and the church have […]


Fostering Change: Great Article on the Rising Church Engagement for Foster Youth

The online journal Shared Justice – produced by the excellent team at the Center for Public Justice – carries a great article on the significant growth of Christian involvement in caring for foster youth.  With the CAFO Families for Children Conference coming this Friday in Orlando, it’s a compelling glimpse of the remarkable things happening […]


Good News on Foster Care Adoptions

Across the US, more and more Christians are stepping up for kids in foster care–via mentoring, fostering, adoption and more.  Region- and state-wide networks of churches are engaging together–from Colorado to Florida to Kentucky to Texas to Arkansas to Illinois to Georgia to California to Oklahoma. This week, the Federal government announced some good news regarding the number of adoptions from foster care nationwide:  they’re up, significantly.   No […]


Retirees Who Choose to Adopt from Foster Care

NBC News last week carried a short profile of what it describes as a growing trend: empty-nest couples who choose to adopt older children from the U.S. foster system.  It describes, “Instead of visiting the golf course or moving to a beachside community, some retirees are choosing the more difficult but ultimately rewarding path of […]