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A Hope Deferred
We use the word adoption very casually today. We speak of adopting pets, books, and highways. Yet the word has a far nobler significance. Adoption is the permanent placement of a child in a family ...
Reaching the 4-14 Generation - Animations
The 4/14 Window refers to the demographic group from age four to fourteen years old, which is the most open and receptive to every form of spiritual and developmental input.  Check out these ...
How Can Churches Best Support Adoptive Families?
There are no easy formulas. Three views. Megan Hill, Jedd Medefind, and Johnny Carr While there are no easy formulas, this article from Christianity Today shares three views on how churches can best ...
Competencies for Independent Living Services
For Independent Living programs to be effective, emancipation activities for youth should be jointly planned and implemented by the youth's caseworker and the youth's foster caregiver, mentor ...
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past
Telling a child he or she is adopted can be a trying task, but this is only the first step. After becoming aware that he or she is adopted, the child will question the details of the adoption. The ...
World Without Orphans: Roles for Churches
The purpose of this document is to stimulate discussion among churches, their members, and their communities about their various potential roles in supporting the World Without Orphans (WWO) ...
Tough Starts Matter Package
The presence of extremely challenging behaviors in children may indicate that the child has experienced trauma in their early days. Trauma, in this case, may include prenatal substance exposure or ...
A World Without Orphans Vision - Booklet
World Without Orphans is a movement of Christians from around the globe working together towards the vision of a world without orphans. Learn how you can join with believers around the world in this ...
Family Life Radio Broadcasts
Family Life has a number of great radio broadcasts about adoption and orphan care.  They cover everything from the theology of adoption to global orphan care movements to sharing the stories on ...
Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma
Adoptive and foster families may struggle to understand and support their new children. Because these children may have experienced significant trauma prior to their placement, they may view and ...
Unfinished: Believing is Only the Beginning
Just before he left, Jesus sent his follower into the world with a revolutionary mission: to change the world by proclaiming God's truth and demonstrating his incredible love. But the single task he ...
Church for the Fatherless
With Fatherlessness at epidemic levels Church for the Fatherless proposes a ministry model for America's emerging population. Forty percent of children in the U.S. will go to bed tonight ...
Adopting the Father's Heart
Adopting the Father's Heart is a vulnerable and challenging look into God's call to orphan care through one couple's experience with adoption. Kenneth and Danielle were on a path to return overseas ...
Safe Harbor: A Christian's Guide to Foster Care
Hope for Orphans has created a primer on foster care that's designed to familiarize Christians with the U.S. foster care system and the biblical call to care for orphans. Safe ...
Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents
Proper attachment is the most fundamental issue in a successful adoption, but what exactly does the term mean? Attaching in Adoption answers that question thoroughly, and it provides ...
Loving from a Distance Webinar
Loving from a Distance Webinar: How family and friends can show love and support without hurting attachment. This webinar was led by Whitney White, Lifeline’s International Education ...
Solving Poverty Is Rocket Science: Doing a better job responding to the complexity of poverty
Christians are among America’s most compassionate people. But we can do a better job responding to the complexity of poverty. This great article from the President of World Vision not only ...
Launching an Orphan Ministry in Your Church - Russian Language
The Russian language translation of Launching an Orphan Ministry in Your Church is now available!  For order information, please email Karen Springs. About this book:  Do you ...
Helping you teach your children empathy and justice
  Kids are active. They like to play. They like to experiment. They like to create. Family Activities do the kinds of things kids already like to do, but with purpose. Each ...
Kid Bios from Around the World
Kids like to learn. They like to read. They like to imagine. They like to experience. Kid Bio’s tell stories of real kids from around the world in a kid appropriate manner. Each story features ...
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