Friday, November 16, 2007

National Adoption Month—Celebrate Day 16

"It seems so simple, and in a very basic way, it is: There are children out there who need a warm and loving home, and there are families yearning to provide all that and more. But making it all come together — well, that part can get complex."

Gina Shaw's article "This Is What Adoption Feels Like" for Redbook magazine (quoted above) is a great example of adoption in the news: comprehensive reporting-citing pros and cons of not only international adoption, but also domestic and foster care-and most importantly showcasing the amazing love of families created through adoption. Adoption is a win-win. An orphan in need of a home, finds a home; parents with love to give, give love and receive it in return.

Share how adoption has changed your life, whether through the making of your family as a new mom, a new sister, or a new dad; or how a friend's adoption changed the way you view the gift of family. Send the account to your local paper to create more positive news like "This Is What Adoption Feels Like".

(Pictured: Michelle Butler with her daughter Taylor Grace, adopted from China in June 2005.)


Cry of the Orphan programming for November 16:
FamilyLife Today
Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life, addresses the recent Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit on the topic of the church’s response to the orphan crisis.(Day 2 of 2)

Children's Hope Executive Director Dwyatt Gantt and Outreach Director Cory Barron attended this conference. Read Cory's take on the church's response here.

To find a station near you featuring "Focus on the Family" programs, visit


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