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Responses to 'Hatchet Job' Investigation of Evangelical Adoption Movement

(UPDATED) Alternatives to adoption can help combat cultural and communication differences, disputing claims in Kathryn Joyce's high-profile critique.
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Update (June 10): The Tennessean explores viable solutions to critiques laid out in Kathryn Joyce's The Child Catchers. In addition to featuring adoptive families "with heart for missions," the series of three articles suggest that child sponsorship, foster care, and support of adoptive families can help address differences in communication across cultures, raising orphans' quality of life and leaving adoption as a last–though potentially successful–option.

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Update (June 3): In a front-page story, The New York Times examined the evangelical adoption movement. It notes:

David M. Smolin, director of Samford University's Center for Children, Law, and Ethics in Alabama and an evangelical, said the new movement has often fallen into the same traps that led a succession of countries, including Guatemala, Cambodia, Vietnam and Nepal, to close down all foreign adoptions after baby-selling scandals."Now people are repeating the same mistakes in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo," ...
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