Tag Archives: orphans

Church, we can’t not know about adoption and special needs!

Our church community didn’t know what we would need, but they said yes with us: yes to loving through the brokenness, yes to being faithful to the ones (me included) who need to learn to trust once again, yes to a bit more chaos in our row during worship, yes to choosing to do good for young ones for whom others hadn’t always chosen good in their recent past. Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Inclusion, Key Ministry | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christians, are we being wise with the words orphan and fatherless?

We still use “orphan” or “fatherless” a lot in the church when we’re talking about adoption and foster care, even when those words don’t fit with our current culture or a specific circumstance. Why? Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Families, Foster Care, Key Ministry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments