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Gateway prof offers loving home, discipleship as single foster mom

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – Single foster mom Alicia Wong developed a heart for adoption after learning of China’s one-child policy. Had her parents not moved to the U.S. after the birth of her older brother, Wong’s birth would have been deemed criminal.

Major decline in adoptions accompanies COVID-19 pandemic

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (BP) – A substantial drop in the number of adoptions in the United States coincided with the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

Send Relief features Family Advocacy Ministry during Foster Care Awareness Month

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – At any given moment, an estimated 400,000 U.S. children and teens are in foster care. There also happens to be roughly that many churches across the United States.

Infertility brings pain, loss but doesn’t mean the end

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – Traci Newell had plans when she married her husband, Mark. In particular, the couple wanted children. Those plans came to fruition but took a path different from most.

Layer by layer, former Sherwood pastor discovered his adoption story

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (BP) – Michael Catt is highly opinionated. He loves movies and attends The Masters every year in Augusta. His library held 10,000 books when he retired last year as pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga.

Religious exemptions for foster care, adoption agencies challenged

WASHINGTON (BP) – Religious exemptions for Christian adoption and foster care agencies are still being challenged litigiously, despite favorable precedent set by the U.S. Supreme Court and district courts, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) said March 22.

Arizona ministry gives foster children a personalized welcome through keychains

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP) – One thing became clear to Tia Harwood after becoming a foster parent – the importance of something to call your own.

FIRST-PERSON: How you can help the overlooked children affected by substance abuse

The turning point for me occurred at a funeral. I was holding a 4-year-old child I did not know. His mother had passed away after overdosing on a dangerous mix of fentanyl and cocaine. The family reached out to our church and asked for a pastor to officiate the funeral. I’ll never forget the young boy’s words.

ERLC grateful for House vote to grant citizenship to adoptees

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity applauded passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of legislation to grant citizenship to an overlooked category of international children adopted by American citizens.

Church’s adoption culture ‘sparked by Gospel,’ rooted in Scripture

LEXINGTON, Ky. (BP) – When members of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church realized more than 150 million children worldwide were without families, they responded to the biblical call to show Christ’s mercy to those in need. “Ashland’s adoption culture was sparked by the Gospel,” said Casey McCall, pastor of Ashland Avenue’s Oldham County campus. “It’s hard […]