My Foster Daughter Was Separated from Her Family at the Border
Caring for someone else’s kid brought heartbreak. But it also drew me closer to God’s kingdom purposes.
In seeking adoption, I had focused on the former the jurisdiction of ORR, placed with a sponsorship family, and finally rules of the home and also using different parenting methods when
How Christians Can Take the Lead with Paid Family Leave
A new report from the Center for Public Justice offers guiding principles for how church communities, policy makers, and employers can put pro-family beliefs into action.
Jane is a client of Parenting por Vida, formerly known as in the US are arguably at the frontlines of adoption and foster In a time of family disintegration, isolation, and individualism, the
Transracial Is a Valid Identity
Just not the way it’s being applied to Rachel Dolezal.
Because of the timing of the Dolezal news in the place of origin and put inside another family, another culture Adoption researchers, psychologists, and advocates wrote in an open letter
Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports
Our goodhearted support prioritizes athleticism more than we think.
to Christians, not only in terms of drawing family away from would not find a place in much of today's competitive sports culture. in an Unjust World; and The Spirit of Adoption: Writers on
The Surprisingly Positive Legacy of the Kermit Gosnell Case
How the worst of the abortion industry brought out the best of pro-life advocacy.
and other law enforcement officials who cited “abortion politics” as their broke the story and made it national news—cited a of community outreach at Focus on the Family and serves as
You Are How Much You Work
Amazon, Google, and the troubling push for productivity at all costs.
paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a was published, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and current Amazon employees and politicians call for worker- and family-friendly policies.
My Family, In Black and White
Yes, we are different races. You can stop staring now.
parents were cleared of abduction, but while the news of this I couldn't help but see my own family's reflection. a question about families' experiences on an adoption Facebook page
Banning Abortion Based on Down Syndrome?
Why I’d rather see parents get the facts… then choose life.
and possibility would define us as a family, but they This movement attempts to sidestep the politics that divide pro include information about abortion as well as adoption and continuing
The Deeper Draw of YA
Grown-up readers find a necessary reminder of our brokenness and vulnerability.
Opinion | Pop Culture. He argues our literature choices indicate our culture's increasingly infantilization things we are asked to endure, we who are children of God by adoption and grace
Opening the Adoption Files
Secrecy gives way to relationships with birth mothers.
to agencies and had questions about their birth family and why the Christian families tend to embrace open adoption more, said They are more open to viewing parenting as stewardship
The Good Heart of the Adoption Movement
Kathryn Joyce's book, 'The Child Catchers,' misses out on how adoption benefits women.
many adoptive families I know are actively involved in family preservation and women would almost never give up a child for adoption. They live in a culture where abortion is legal and
Foreign Adoptions in Short Supply
But demand is high as evangelicals adopt wider variety of children than ever.
not live in a family, and today's unstable economy, higher costs, and increased bureaucracy makes it tougher for them to find loving homes, he said. "International adoption remains, to
A Real Happily-Ever-After for Babies With Down Syndrome
Abortion, adoption, and yet again, ignorance over special needs.
made by bloggers in search of a response the breaking-news cycle writing e-mails to a host of friends and family members message: "i am havng a gret summer." Yes, adoption can bring
Orphans in Limbo
Russia's recent adoption announcements leave American parents confused—and 700,000 Russian children waiting.
"That ought to transcend international politics.". When their friend relayed the conversation, the family felt overwhelmed—especially John, who "We don't hear great news stories about
Madonna's Humanitarian Diva Moment
Lessons from the singer's outburst in Malawi.
Opinion | Pop Culture. that she had the right to bypass Malawi's usual rules regarding adoption, which are adopted David Banda, she added a girl, Mercy James, to her family, founded a
A Crackdown on International Adoptions
The rate of adoptions in Ethiopia has declined 90 percent.
corruption and set the stage for the current decline. Early last year, Ethiopia's Ministry of Women's Affairs (MOWA) decided Journey | Like our adoption into God's family, earthly adoption
The Overlooked Ethics of Reproduction
Why don't Christians see IVF and surrogacy as moral issues?
surrogates, and modern family-building via parenting partnerships, a Renowned marriage and family therapist Nancy Verrier, in her noting that surrogacy differs from adoption in that
Refocusing on the Family
Like many evangelical organizations that were built in the past 50 years, Focus on the Family is attempting to thrive—and survive—past its founder.
"Christianity must transcend politics in order to change culture and politics.". I don't think Focus on the Family needs to in pregnancy centers and the 1,500 families in its adoption program