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“Child Catchers” Author in NY Times Opinion…and Response

Amidst our deeply polarized era, it’s refreshing to see how often orphan care and adoption transcend traditional divides.  The new CHIFF legislation, for example, has drawn together a bi-partisan group of Senators one might never see pairing up on any other issue. Sadly, a minority of voices on the political Left seem more concerned that […]


Analysis of THE CHILD CATCHERS — Part II

The book The Child Catchers harshly criticizes the Christian orphan care movement.  The Christian Alliance for Orphans a forthright analysis in its new report, “A Frank Analysis of The Child Catchers.”  You can read the full report HERE. It’s a 16-page report, so we’re also releasing a number of sections individually.  Here is the next […]


In-Depth Analysis of THE CHILD CATCHERS

The book The Child Catchers has created considerable stir with its harsh criticism of the Christian orphan care movement.   We were able to offer some initial response via blog and radio interviews at the time of its release, just before Summit. But we also felt that a book making such extensive claims deserved a more […]


More from NPR on the Christian Orphan Care Movement

NPR will again be airing critique of the Christian orphan care movement, but this time with an opportunity for response.  This week, “Interfaith Voices” will air a pair of interviews—one with Kathryn Joyce followed by a second allowing me a chance to share a perspective from within the movement. The interviews were framed with emphasis […]


Fierce Criticism of Christians & Adoption

Every meaningful undertaking has had its fierce critics, from the abolition movement to Ronald Reagan’s challenge to Soviet totalitarianism.   And—truth be told—although history proved the critics to be profoundly wrong on the questions that mattered most, many of the specific critiques they offered carried certain truths and half-truths worthy of thoughtful consideration. Such is the case […]


Article in The Nation Goes After Christian Adoption

Christianity Today online has just released an article I’ve written in response to the piece that ran in The Nation this week.  The Christianity Today article begins: An article titled “The Evangelical Adoption Crusade” appeared Friday in The Nation, lodging a hard-hitting critique of Christians and adoption. Those who disapprove of Christian adoption efforts do […]