With deep theological moorings, Moore builds an inspiring case for why adoption carries special priority for Christians. Even readers who don't agree with Moore on all points will find it difficult to escape the power of his conviction that God's adoption of all believers is the wellspring for Christian action to "defend the cause of the fatherless."

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The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
by Karyn Purvis, David Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine (McGraw-Hill)

Built on research and medical expertise, this accessible book provides both compassionate insight and concrete practices that any parent can apply to nurture and connect fully with children coming from difficult backgrounds. Purvis's new study guide and other resources are also invaluable.

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There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children
by Melissa Fay Greene (Bloomsbury)

Greene opens unforgettable windows into the plight of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS with the true story of one Ethiopian widow and the children she took in. Her well-crafted account is both haunting and hopeful, exposing both aching need and the complexity of responding wisely, alongside the beauty found when we do.

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Fields of the Fatherless: Discover the Joy of Compassionate Living
by Tom Davis (David C. Cook)

Weaving together Scripture and compelling narrative, Davis paints a simple yet powerful picture of what it looks like when Christians come to share God's passion for orphans. Fields of the Fatherless offers not only inspiration and provocation, but also practical steps for action.

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The One Factor: How One Changes Everything
by Doug Sauder (4Kids of South Florida)

Focusing on real stories of children from foster care, this slim ...

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