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Making a Difference through Love — and Red Plastic Diamonds
Originally Posted: 04/14/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

At 5 a.m. on a Friday last August, 20-year-old Joshua Jank’s condition was worsening. Nurses at his hospice home in Fort Wayne, Ind. told his mother to gather anyone who wanted to say a last goodbye. ...

On Scripture: Rising Above the Low-Water Mark of 2013 (Ephesians 1:3-14)
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

It’s a simple plan for climbing above the low-water mark of 2013. Read Ephesians 1 with fresh eyes, and let the spirit of the passage lead you to see all those you encounter as brothers and sisters, whether th ...

Foster Care Resources
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Resources that help address the modern-day "orphans in distress" in our midst. In ...

Adoptive Mom Finds Her Family a Visual Testimony to Kingdom of God
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

An interracial family finds itself a small, albeit imperfect, glimpse of what God’s kingdom promises to be ( Editor’s Note:  This piece was written to commemorate Adoption Awa ...

Pakistan TV Show Gives Away Babies at Ramadan
Originally Posted: 08/06/2013 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

For several years, Aamir Liaqat Hussain followed a typical talk-show format of interviewing celebrities, staging games, giving away cars and household appliances. This year during Ramadan — which ends later th ...

The Danger of 'Orphan Theology'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Kathryn Joyce Has the uptick in Christians eager to adopt overseas done ...

DC 127: Flipping the Foster Care Waitlist
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

The Washington, D.C.-based foster care initiative created by the District Church seeks to reverse the foster care waitlist in our nation’s capital, leaving parents waiting to foster the 3,000 children currentl ...

Russell Moore: Why adoption is a’pro-life’ policy for evangelicals
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

Recently Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talked with Religion News Servic e about why more evangelicals should adopt. Moore states: At the level of the common good, this is ...

‘Are You My Mother?’ Sometimes, There’s No Easy Answer
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 8:16pm | Type: Blog

In a classic 1960 children's book, a baby bird toddles up to one critter after another asking, "Are you my mother?" For some babies today, there's no simple answer — biologically or legally ...

Orphans Among Us
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

We were wealthy and Southern and had everything that went along with both: a close-knit community, punctilious social obligations, and money to stay afloat. In the world in which I grew up, everyone surely kne ...

Evangelicals Seek a Future for Thousands of Frozen Embryos
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Conservative Christians have long joined hands to oppose abortion, often following the lead of the Roman Catholic Church. But evangelicals are leading the charge in adopting embryos, and encouraging people who ...

Mission: Transformed
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Garcia The Street Psalms community pursues theology from below—and that changes everything about how "missionary" work ...

Missionary Mom Returns Home With Unexpected ‘Gift’
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

When Becky Morlock was asked to adopt a son from India, she said a prayer. Then she hired a lawyer. When Becky Morlock was asked to adopt a son from India, she said a prayer. Then ...

Mother's Week: Homecoming, A Poem
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 7:23pm | Type: Blog

Suddenly you are there, the smell of womanhood about you. Hi Mom. Homecoming By Stacy Barton   Suddenly you are there, the smell of womanhood about yo ...

White House Honors National Adoption Awareness Month
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

As many of us head back to work or school and continue to recover from our post-Thanksgiving-turkey-induced food comas, let us remember that November is National Adoption Month.  While we can be thankful that over 1.5 million children have found permane ...

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself...
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

They call me ..."God Girl."* And I'll be your new tour guide here at God's Politics. Some of you may know me by my more official byline, Cathleen Falsani. I've been a contributing edi ...

An Alternative to Abortion: Imagine the Story We Can Live Out
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

After my <a href="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/rapture/" target="_blank">recent intense post about the rapture</a> that has come and gone, I thought I'd write ...

The Dragonfly Abides
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Tombolombo. Tombolombo. That is the word for "dragonfly" in Chichewa, my son Vasco's native language. It was one of the first words Vasco taught me when he came ...

An Open Letter to Madonna
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100630-falsani-family.jpg"></a>Dear Madonna,</p> <p>Thank you. Earlier this week, after a month-long sojourn in Malawi, my family ...

Adjusting to an Inter-racial Adoption
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

A few weeks ago <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/05/21/ignoramus-racial-moments-and-interracial-adoption/">I traveled to Ethiopia to pick up our adopted son, Isaac.</a> Isaac was abando ...

Ignoramus Racial Moments and Interracial Adoption
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes in life you learn best not from the times that you shine, but from the times that you act like a total ignoramus. It seems that racism and fear of outsiders are on the rise in the U.S.A. ...

Surprised by Motherhood
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani "Your plan," God laughs. "Your plan!" Advent, the season of expectation, ...

Welcoming All
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ann Freeman Price Regarding the "Overheard" quote in the April 2007 issue: The continuing conversations in many denominations al ...

Can Buy Me Love?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ivy George The First World becomes a one-way destination point for children from the global South. As an India ...