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Amy Coney Barrett and Orphan Sunday coming early

Each year, thousands of churches dedicate one Sunday to advocate and raise awareness for the plight of the fatherless — Orphan Sunday. Traditionally, Orphan Sunday...

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Commentary: Christians Can’t Hit Pause On Caring For and Protecting Orphans, Especially Not Now

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Birmingham couple quarantining in Colombia waiting to adopt son

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Op-Ed: Unexpected pregnancies during an already unexpected crisis

The fight for life must be won in the hearts and minds and not in politics alone. Rightly, we see abortion as murder and an...

Op-Ed: Families Count: Ministering To Parents Of Children In Foster Care

Pure and undefiled religion, as defined by James 1:27, is to look after vulnerable children and widows while maintaining our gospel message. If our churches...

Op-Ed: Pandemic victim: International adoptions and indefinite wait

We all have certain emotional triggers that evoke a deep response in us, but the plight of hurting and vulnerable children should strike a chord...

COVID-19 making orphan crisis worse, Christians urged to help: ‘The need is great’

Christian adoption, foster and orphan care ministry Lifeline Children’s Services launched its annual fundraiser Stand for Orphans this month, but COVID-19 is making the orphan crisis “more than a...

Talking to your children about racial injustice

On May 3, 1963, in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, black children from across the city flooded downtown streets in peaceful protest against the inequity...

The Importance of Family During a Pandemic

Shelter in place and stay at home orders have had a far reaching impact across our nation and world. Never before in history has there been such...

Herbie Newell: Caring for ALL Life

We spoke to six experts about how the church can be a redemptive voice and compassionate presence in front-burner cultural issues. The following article on...

Why international adoption is still a viable instrument in child welfare

After decades of steady growth, the landscape of international adoption has shifted dramatically in recent years. Since 2004, the number of adoptions into the United...

COVID-19 and racial reconciliation: The revealing of an age-old disparity

“COVID-19 is just unmasking the deep disinvestment in (black) communities, the historical injustices and the impact of residential segregation. This is the time to name...

Foster care and adoption agencies experience significant delays amid COVID-19 outbreak

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — During the current COVID-19 pandemic, adoption and foster care systems have halted their application process to ensure social distancing. Those hoping...