Chris Crain

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FIRST-PERSON: A lifeline for Lauren

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New family
Lauren Crain with parents Chris and Carol at her dedication.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Over a decade ago, a video about the plight of children in orphanages sparked a passion in our hearts to extend a lifeline to an orphaned child. Carol and I resolved that our first child would be an orphan needing a Christian family. Our passion for adoption was a natural product of the pro-life, pro-family teaching we received growing up in a Southern Baptist church.
      After eight years of marriage, we began our journey to become adoptive parents. We researched reputable adoption agencies. After selecting one, we became interested in adopting a female infant from an orphanage in Taipei, Taiwan. Even before the process was initiated, we began praying by name for the daughter the Lord would give us. We named her Lauren.