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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 […]

Journalist Grasps the Heart of the Orphan Care Movement…And Its People

The Washington Institute this week carries a great article that—written by a journalist new to orphan issues—shows a remarkable grasp of the heart of the Christian orphan care movement. Read the article here:  Amidst Criticism, the Call to Care for Orphans. The article strikes me as particularly timely, and insightful, given the flavor of criticisms […]

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 […]