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Derek Carter

Derek Carter is the Foster Care and Adoption Manager at Focus on the Family.

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Samuel the Prophet: An Adoption Story

The story of Samuel the prophet gives an excellent example to how beneficial foster care and adoption can be to the body of Christ.

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“Unwanted” Children, Foster Care and Abortion

Abortion. Foster Care. Words that stir emotions and controversy. With the end of Roe last year, a misconception has risen to the surface in our society attempting to link abortion and foster care. There is a false notion that abortion will prevent unwa …

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How to Adopt a Family for Christmas

The Christmas season is about giving. There’s a tug on our heartstrings when the pastor asks us to buy a gift for a child that is less fortunate or adopt a family for Christmas. Maybe the child in that family is in an out-of-home placement, and their w …