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Too Small to Ignore: Why Children are the Next Big Thing
As president and CEO of Compassion International, a Christian child sponsorship agency, Dr. Wess Stafford is naturally passionate about children. But in his book TOO SMALL TO IGNORE: Why Children ...
The Theology of Adoption
Prior to implementing an orphan care strategy, it is important for us to reflect on why we care for orphans.  Clearly Scripture calls us to do so, but our obediance is only part of the ...
Adoption's Assurance
This article by Together for Adoption's Dan Cruver discusses our adoption in Christ, and the impact it has when we truly grasp that we are God's sons and daughters.  Click below to read the ...
Better Care Network Toolkit
This resource is to aid social work and child care practitioners and policy makers around the world in planning and providing better care for children—including family strengthening and out of home ...
AIDS, Orphans, and the Church
Join guest radio host Dan Cruver as he interviews Dr. Susan Hillis (Senior HIV Scientist at the CDC), Dr. Karyn Purvis, and Elizabeth Styffe. Listen to the audio ...
Finding a Place to Start
Parents who are struggling to connect with their children often find it difficult to find any real measure of hope. In this brief video, Dr. Karyn Purvis talks about the importance for parents to ...
My Portable Life: Reluctant Runaway Finds Families for Thousands of Children
This autobiography by Jean Erichsen tells the story of how she went from being a neglected, abused child to become an adoptive mother and an orphan advocate.  For more information or purchase ...
The Quest to Reclaim Adoption
This great article by Together for Adoption's Dan Cruver talks about the importance of understanding our vertical adoption (by God) before we think about horizontal ...
Field Guide to Child Welfare, Volumes I-IV
The "Field Guide to Child Welfare" is a comprehensive, four-volume resource for child welfare workers and supervisors to use in their everyday practice. The guide describes basic theory, practical ...
Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families
Why doesn’t our child return our love? What are we failing to understand? What are we failing to do? These questions can fill the minds of adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized ...
Adopted for Life
The gospel of Jesus Christ—the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God’s family—means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans ...
How to Help Without Hurting
"This week the Alliance hosted the first in its monthly webinar series for church orphan ministries.  The series is designed to help individuals like you create and grow effective adoption, ...
Call to Me: How the Bible Speaks in the Age of AIDS
Call to Me is no. 7 in the Called to Care toolkit, which is designed for use by churches, faith-based organisations, NGOs and community groups, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This 76-page ...
Understanding the Importance of Neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that help our bodies think, feel and move. However, the levels of key neurotransitters in many children from hard places are often too high, too low ...
How to Talk to my Kids about Adoption
Watch below as Christian counselor Julie Lowe responds to this question that so many families ...
Setting Your Child Up to Succeed
Parents often focus much of their attention on obtaining the right skills and strategies to effectively deal with misbehavior — and this is for good reason. All parents of children from hard places ...
Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk
Marc Parent worked for four years as a caseworker for Emergency Children's Services in New York, acting as the final protector of children from abusive parents, as "the one on the front line--the ...
The Freedom and Confidence of Our Adoption by God
This article from Together for Adoption's Dan Cruver talks through an important aspect of the theology of ...
I Wished for You: an Adoption Story
 Wished for You: an adoption story follows a conversation between Barley Bear and his Mama as they curl up in their favorite cuddle spot and discuss how they became a family. Barley asks Mama ...
Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens
Working with adopted adolescents is complex. The key to successful therapy and healthy development is to help the adolescent discover and accept the person within. Parents will discover: the six ...
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