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Relevant Magazine on the Church and Foster Care

The current edition of Relevant Magazine carries a great piece on the rising Christian engagement in foster care:  “Fostering Hope:  How the church is changing the face of foster care and adoption in the U.S.”   The intro is below, and you can read more on the magazine website (although a subscription is required for the […]


Kelly Rosati’s New Book, WAIT NO MORE

This blog often highlights the tremendous need to speak more openly about the way beauty and pain that so often come together as we love the orphan.  A book released last month does just that:  Wait No More, by Kelly and John Rosati. Kelly has long given effective leadership to Focus on the Family’s extensive […]


Focus on the Family Offers Scholarships to Counselors for TBRI Training

As we’ve often discussed on this blog, growing support for adoptive and foster families—both professional and church-based—is vital.  Alongside their new Help Line, Focus on the Family is putting significant effort into a key aspect of this need:  equipping licensed counselors to address the unique challenges faced within families that foster or adopt children from […]


Thriving as an Adoptive Family: book giveaway

by Noel Piper (blogging at NoelPiper.com) Focus on the Family has been connecting for years with the needs of families. One newer initiative is in the area of orphan care. For starters, they offer some really helpful resources (including, for example, Karyn Purvis’s The Connected Child). David and Renee Sanford are the editors of Handbook on Thriving as an […]


Post Adoption Support from Focus on the Family

As we’ve discussed on this blog many times, I believe the support of adoptive families facing challenges along the adoption journey is the single most important issue facing the adoption movement.  Summit will include a great deal of training and resources on this front, both for families and for church ministries.  There is great need […]


Orphan Sunday Weekend 2010

Upbeat reports are coming in from all across the country about what transpired over Orphan Sunday weekend.  From a stirring sermon in a suburban start-up church of fifty to city-wide efforts that touched scores of churches across a number of major metropolitan areas, it seems Orphan Sunday was just what all of us had hoped.  […]