Adoption & Orphan Care

Amanda, leaning against a wall, smiling

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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

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When Your Adopted Child Pushes You Away

Michael Monroe

Helping your child feel secure in family relationships.

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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

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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

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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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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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A kid and his dad talking to a social worker

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What Can We Do About Foster Care In America?

Chris Ingrao

"Most people have an opinion about foster care, and generally it’s not good.  If the topic comes up, most of the conversation centers around how broken the system is."

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Eight Sermons On the Subject of Adoption & Orphan Care

Adopting a child brings joy, yet it can be stressful. Here are eight sermons to help guide you through the adoption process.

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A Bible with a red coffee cup

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13 Scriptures on Adoption and Orphan Care

Scriptures on adoption and orphan care.

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Impact Stories: Adoption and Orphan Care

Videos to help you understand adoption and orphan care.

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Facts and Research on Adoption and Orphan Care

Facts to help you through the adoption process.

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Family talking to a health care worker

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Ten Questions for Families Preparing to Foster or Adopt

Empowered to Connect

We believe it is critically important that parents who are preparing to adopt or foster a child must be honest and realistic about the journey and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Traits of Successful Adoptive Families

The adoption journey is resplendent with unforeseen detours, mountaintop experiences, formidable challenges — and magnificent views of God's grace all along the way.

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Adopting Children

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Adopting Children

In some ways, adoption is like pregnancy. Both are filled with expectations and the hope of an expanded family, but it is also a time of uncertainty. It is critical for families to evaluate their expectations and be realistic about their limitations.

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Son hugging his mother

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Attachment and Bonding

Knowing the prenatal and early history of any child that you adopt is important; this information helps guide the parents' responses to the hurting child. Many interventions mitigate the effects of early trauma.

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The Rosati Family

Series

Wait No More: A Foster-Care Adoption Story

One family's amazing adoption journey – one that would change their lives forever.

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The Struggle to Reach Normal After an Adoption

Kelly Rosati and John Rosati

Adoption expectations—and unfortunate truths—can reveal our weakness and His power.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Standing in the Gap for Kids in Foster Care

Dr. Sharen Ford and Kelly Rosati discuss the plight of orphans in the foster care system and ways that listeners can help these children.

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Teacher pointing to boy's position in a family tree drawn on a chalkboard

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Helping an Adopted Child Succeed in the Classroom

Michelle Gardner

How to advocate for your child’s unique challenges at school.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

The Chapmans: A Heart for Orphans

Recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, discuss the plight of orphans and encourage listeners to support orphan-care ministries.

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