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Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently talked with Religion News Service about why adoption has become his personal cause and why more evangelicals should be joining him. On the eve of the 40th ...

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Evita Vresnoc

April 06, 2013  3:33pm

Actually, a better interview question would have been... If you adopted 2 kids because you were infertile and found your heart for the orphan, why would you then proceed to have 3 kids biologically? I'll never understand why Russell Moore is the leading Christian spokesperson. A spokeman that rejected 3 times the cause he is speaking out in support of.

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Elizabeth DeVore

January 10, 2013  12:49pm

Kat, the article mentions that only his oldest two sons are adopted. I obviously don't know his story, but when we adopted, we were not allowed to choose the gender of the child unless we already had children only of the opposite gender.

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Addison Cooper

January 07, 2013  8:16pm

As an adoption social worker and a Christian, I support Russell's desire to see Christians more actively involved in adoption. I'm glad that foster care was mentioned. Lots of kids in foster care are not able to return to living with their family, and they need to be adopted. Many people are eager to adopt infants, but foster kids often wait a long time to be adopted - because they're not White, because they're part of a sibling set, or because they're older than, say, 3. But if Christians rise to the challenge - to adopt children just because the children are in need of loving parents - the need would be met, or at least mostly met.

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Kat McH

January 04, 2013  8:38pm

Did the interviewer not think to ask the most obvious question: with 5 boys and no girls, why is it that Russell Moore adopts only children of his own gender? Does his wife have any say in this at all?

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Grace Duplessis

January 04, 2013  6:06pm

Beautiful. If every family adopted just one child, just one. Then we will truly be showing God's grace and love. Thank you Moore family for opening up your hearts to the unwanted.

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Chip Watkins

January 03, 2013  11:06pm

We have adopted three children, all healthy white infants. However, after 19-26 years, we rarely think of them as "adopted." On a daily basis, they are our children, and it matters not whether they are adopted or biological. They still must honor us, and those who are occasionally with us at home must help with chores around the house, do their own laundry, put gas in the cars they drive, and let us know when they're going to be home for dinner. And God be praised, they do!

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MILDRED B SALMON

January 03, 2013  5:36pm

Right on! Amen!

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MILDRED B SALMON

January 03, 2013  5:36pm

Right on! Amen!

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