Adoption & Orphan Care

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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

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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.

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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 Daily 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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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Loving Kids in Foster Care (Part 2 of 2)

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Wayne discusses his passion for helping kids in the foster care system and encourages listeners to consider how they can make a positive difference in the lives of these children. (Part 2 of 2)

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Bubba Watson with his wife and two children

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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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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Loving Kids in Foster Care (Part 1 of 2)

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Wayne discusses his passion for helping kids in the foster care system and encourages listeners to consider how they can make a positive difference in the lives of these children. (Part 1 of 2)

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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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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.

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Adoptive Family: When Daniel Doubted

Julie Holmquist

Helping my son recognize the schemes of the Enemy.

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Focus on the Family Daily 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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Focus on the Family Daily 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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Article

Easing Your Family’s Concerns About Adoption

Jayne Schooler

When Grandma and Grandpa don’t share your vision for adoption.

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Illustration of a father sitting on sofa with adopted son, each with a large bowl of ice cream

Article

Honoring Your Adopted Child's Past

Susan TeBos

Give children permission to remember their – sometimes painful – past.

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Illustration of a father with adopted son teaching him to play cricket

Article

Embracing Your Adopted Child’s Heritage

Make your child’s cultural heritage a part of your family’s story.

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Mother with two boys. One boy is pulling the hair of the other boy. Mother is taken aback by the misbehavior.

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Helping Adopted Children Understand Expressions of Love

Shannon Medisky

Discover new ways to draw close to your child.

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Article

Why Churches are the Key to Addressing America’s Foster Care Crisis

Kelly Rosati

In churches and ministries across the United States, evangelicals have responded to Scripture’s command to care for displaced children like never before.

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Family of three having dinner together; boy is using a megaphone to speak to his parents

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Helping Adopted Children Express Themselves

Karyn Purvis

Assisting kids who’ve been adopted to give voice to their feelings in healthy ways.

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Illustration of a little boy in pajamas peeking in through bedroom door in the dark, looking afraid because he's alone and can't sleep

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Understanding Your Adopted Child’s Behavior

Debi Grebenik

Sure, your family experiences times of joy together, but you also encounter behavioral outbursts that leave you clueless. If only you had a secret decoder ring to help decipher your adopted child's behavior.

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The Rosati Family --parents and four children

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The Sanctity of Life and the Goodness of God

Kelly Rosati

There are risks when we declare our pro-life intentions – and costs. But there are plenty of rewards, too, like love and purpose and the goodness of God.

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