Adoption & Orphan Care

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Article

The Messiness and Beauty of Adoption

Natalie Maxwell

I realized with newfound clarity that the miracle of adoption has zero to do with me and everything to do with the One who invented it.

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The Guerra family

Article

Surviving the Trials of Adoption and Attachment

Shannon Guerra

We need people to understand how to support families working through attachment issues so they can intentionally be part of the solution, instead of unintentionally part of the problem.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

The Value of Mentoring Fatherless Boys

John Smithbaker and Scott MacNaughton discuss the damaging impact of fatherlessness in America and how their mentoring ministry, Fathers in the Field, helps fatherless boys experience the love and faithfulness of their Heavenly Father.

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Father and adopted son sitting on sofa being playful

Article

10 Ways to Make a Difference for Orphans

Focus on the Family

The sheer number of children waiting for a family of their own can seem overwhelming, but there are plenty of things you can do right now to make a difference for orphans.

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Article

A Heart for Orphans

Kelly Rosati

From providing the basic necessities of food and water to dramatic life changes like foster care or adoption, each of us can live out God’s command to care for orphans.

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Series

Dear Prospective Foster Parent …

Is God prompting you to adopt? To provide foster care? To support foster and adoptive families? Maybe you’ve prayed about it, but you still feel unequipped and fearful. Well, you’re not alone.

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Tween girl sits at window watching rain, looking forlorn

Article

Managing Unfairness in an Adoptive Family

Sarah Sisson Rollandini

When raising kids from different backgrounds, life can be unfair

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Terrie and Cal Morrow with Abbey

Article

Adoption in the Empty-Nest Years

Matt Kaufman

Cal and Terrie Morrow thought they were done raising children — until they met Abbey.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Obeying God's Call to Rescue Orphans

Dr. Charles Mully shares his incredible testimony of growing up as an orphan in Kenya and later becoming a wealthy businessman who felt called by God to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned children living on the streets.

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Charles Mully and his wife Esther surrounded by a very large group of children

Article

Mully’s Mission: Rescuing Orphaned Children

Sheila Seifert

How a millionaire's past led him back to the streets of Kenya.

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Article

Foster Parenting: Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Helping Hurting Children

T.J. and Jenn Menn

There is a world of hurting children who need to experience the love and compassion of caring foster parents.

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The Batura family

Article

10 Things I Wish We Had Known Before Adopting

Paul Batura

After 12 years and three adoptions, I’ve often thought about how helpful it would have been to know then what we know now. Here are 10 things we’ve learned about adoption.

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Illustration of a young boy hugging a book and uncertainly looking up toward his dad. One male and one female hand rest upon each of his shoulders.

Article

Adoptive Family: When Kids Fear Messing Up

Kathy Koch

How a child's academic performance can feed the fear of rejection.

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Article

Wendy’s is Basically Giving Away Frosties and the Proceeds Go to Kids in Foster Care

Jake Roberson

Free (basically) Frosties for a year AND raising money for children in foster care who are waiting for forever families?

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Finding Respite for Families in Adoption and Foster Care

Our guests offer practical advice to listeners for helping provide valuable rest and refreshment to foster and adoptive families, who have invested so much of their time and resources into caring for children in need.

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Series

Considering Adoption?

Consider this: Adoption is not giving up your childit’s giving to your child the life that you truly want for him or her.

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Bubba Watson with his wife and two children

Article

Bubba Watson and the Joy of Adoption

Jeremy V. Jones

Bubba Watson is passionate about golf, but family is the legacy he cares about most. And adoption has made that family possible.

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Jimmy Wayne playing guitar and singing "Paper Angels" for two boys in a homeless shelter

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Jimmy Wayne: 'Be Somebody' for a Child in Foster Care

Jimmy Wayne

Singer/songwriter Jimmy Wayne is on a mission to raise awareness for the thousands of at-risk kids who age out of the U.S. foster care system each year.

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Illustration of eight children in a group hug

Article

Growing Pains in Adoptive Families

Tricia Goyer

Help the kids already in your home adjust to the arrival of new siblings.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Finding Families for Abandoned Children (Part 2 of 2)

Robert Glover, Executive Director of Care for Children, discusses his organization's efforts to work inside China to place orphans in foster care homes, and encourages listeners to consider how they can help adoptive and foster care families around the world. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Illustration of a shirtless boy who is fractured, and all the cracks lead to his heart. Some of the broken pieces are flying out away from his body. His eyes are closed.

Article

Adoptive Family: When Daniel Doubted

Julie Holmquist

Helping my son recognize the schemes of the Enemy.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Finding Families for Abandoned Children (Part 1 of 2)

Robert Glover, Executive Director of Care for Children, discusses his organization's efforts to work inside China to place orphans in foster care homes, and encourages listeners to consider how they can help adoptive and foster care families around the world. (Part 1 of 2) 

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Amanda, leaning against a wall, smiling

Article

Finding A Forever Family

Jeremy V. Jones

Through joy and heartache, one couple gives a troubled teen the love of family.

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Illustration of a family standing on a heart-shaped, floating iceberg that has broken in half. a young boy stands on one half; a mom and dad are on the other and have hooked the boy's ice, trying to pull him toward themselves

Article

When Your Adopted Child Pushes You Away

Michael Monroe

Helping your child feel secure in family relationships.

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