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Cooperative Program helps care for diverse group of abused children

MT. WASHINGTON, Ky. (BP) – By the time Reuben Watson entered the care of Sunrise Children’s Services at age 11, he had attempted suicide “multiple times,” had lived in 13 foster homes and had been committed to “a few different” psychiatric hospitals and crisis units.

Some Bethany branches find home with Lifeline after same-sex decision

NASHVILLE (BP) – Multiple state branches of Bethany Christian Services have found a new home after the ministry announced its across-the-board policy change to place children for adoption and foster care with same-sex couples.

FIRST-PERSON: What if abortion finally became illegal?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – Several years ago, when videos of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts went viral and lawmakers around the country responded with warranted shock and disgust, we began to notice a renewed mission to protect preborn children by advocating for alternatives that support, protect and defend the sanctity of life.

Court’s order on Texas heartbeat ban encourages pro-lifers

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday night (Sept. 1) that denied an emergency request to block a Texas ban on abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, encouraging pro-life advocates and prompting calls for ministry to women in need.

Florida deacon among hundreds of babies ‘Taken at Birth,’ sold on black market

TAMPA (BP) – Florida deacon Bobby Falcone was seeking to become the legal guardian of his handicapped sister when he discovered a trail of stolen, black-market babies that led to his biological father who never knew Falcone existed.

Lifeline remains rooted to the Bible as adoption, pregnancy care culture shifts

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – Churches are called to uphold justice for the marginalized and vulnerable, but must include the motivation for such actions. It begins with a relationship with Christ.

Unanimous court upholds religious liberty of foster-care agency

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S Supreme Court unanimously delivered an important victory for religious liberty Thursday (June 17) by upholding a faith-based adoption and foster-care agency’s right to carry out its ministry according to its beliefs.

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes focuses on foster care, reunification

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) – “We will not let the state be more family-focused than the church.”

Iowa congregation leaves imprint through foster care

AMES, Iowa (BP) – Shane Kelley and his wife Samantha couldn’t have fully prepared themselves for the world of foster care even with the mandated 10-week training session. They couldn’t comprehend the neglect taking over a child’s world at a time when his emotions can range from anger to relief to confusion to all three at once.

Disappointment, concern greet Bethany’s reversal

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders expressed disappointment and concern for the ramifications of Bethany Christian Services’ national policy reversal to place children for adoption and foster care with same-sex couples.