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ERLC urges rescindment of proposed LGBTQ+ foster care regulation

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has released a letter urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind a recently proposed regulation regarding foster care providers and foster children who identify as LGBTQ+.

14-year-old’s life before foster care ‘defined by neglect’

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (BP) – Every day is a victory for Tirrell. With John and Erin Stuebe, his Baptist Children’s Homes foster and soon-to-be adoptive parents surrounding him with love and support, the 14-year-old is thriving in ways that would have been impossible earlier in his young life. Few could ever look past Tirrell’s bright smile today and perceive the darkness that shrouded his childhood.

Strength to carry: Friday nights light up brother-sister relationship

CASSVILLE, Ga. (BP) — On a football field, there’s little Sacovie White cannot do.

Worship pastor, adoptive father scores big on ‘Wheel’

HINDMAN, Ky. (KT) — A Kentucky Baptist was a big winner on a national TV game show last week — not just monetarily but by having a platform to speak about the importance of adoption and foster care.

Sunrise Children’s Services’ 25-year legal battle ends in victory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – A 25-year-old legal dispute has finally been settled in favor of Sunrise Children’s Services. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati unanimously affirmed the final dismissal of all the plaintiffs’ claims against Sunrise with prejudice in a ruling Tuesday.

Would-be foster parents rejected for Christian beliefs

SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (BP) – A Massachusetts couple claims they were denied approval to foster children because of their beliefs regarding LGBT issues.

Childhood lemonade stand spurs nationwide funding program for orphans

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – At 10 years old, Caleb Newell considered why the hundreds of babies he and his family visited in a Chinese orphanage weren’t crying. Perhaps they were all cried out.

CAMPUS DIGEST: Samford nursing school receives $2 million grant; Carson-Newman professor co-edits book on infertility

Samford's Nursing School received a $2 million grant to help eradicate nursing shortage; Carson-Newman faculty member edits book to help those dealing with infertility

Send Relief consultant advocates orphan care reform

NAIVASHA, Kenya (BP) – Kristen Lowry discovered her calling to minister to orphans and vulnerable children as a Journeyman to Kenya for the International Mission Board, but she quickly noticed a need for strategy reform.

FIRST-PERSON: ERLC opposes the Equality Act

The ERLC affirms the full dignity of every human being. At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Messengers passed a resolution to “reaffirm the sacredness and full dignity and worthiness of respect and Christian love for every single human being, without any reservation.”