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Archive for the ‘Adoption and Global Orphan Crisis’ Category

Imagine how a child in an orphanage would feel if she were adopted reunited with her impoverished mother (now economically stable) instead of placed in a new family… Note: Theologically, adoption is both (1) placement in the family of God and (2) reconciliation and reunification. We’re not looking for a complete paradigm change away from […]

The Global Orphan Crisis & Christian Identity

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 30, 2013

I have lived long enough to learn from experience that if I am not actively locating my identity in the Gospel, I will locate it somewhere else. If I am not consciously — and, therefore, intentionally — living in light of the grand story of redemption, we will in light of some other story. There […]

Beloved Sons in Whom He is Well-Pleased

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 1, 2012

Beloved Sons in Whom He is Well-Pleased: Adoption and the Gospel. I don’t know what you felt when you read that previous sentence, but I felt faith and joy arise within me. In addition to an amazing lineup of general session speakers (Sinclair Ferguson, Michael Horton, Fred Sanders, Robert Smith, Jr., and Russell Moore), God […]

Watch the new conference trailer…

by Dan Cruver Published Aug 6, 2012

We have just released our second conference trailer: “There’s no such thing as Orphan Care & Adoption without Suffering.” One of our main goals with the conference is to look at the hard reality of life in a broken world through the lens of the Good News of the Gospel. Watch the new trailer now […]

Reclaiming Adoption is now in Amharic

by Dan Cruver Published Apr 22, 2011

The translation of Reclaiming Adoption into Amharic is now complete and has been sent off for printing (sample page below)! We are eager to see how God uses this book to equip 250 Ethiopian pastors as part of Seed Adoption‘s efforts to train Ethiopian pastors of evangelical churches from across Ethiopia this coming June. Would […]

What role should the church play in addressing the global orphan crisis? That’s the question I’m answering in today’s post. As I argued in parts one and two of this series, vertical adoption will ultimately do what horizontal adoption cannot do, namely, solve the global orphan crisis. Horizontal adoption provides families for children who have […]

My intention in part two of this series was to consider the church’s role in God’s work to put the world to rights by adoption through Jesus Christ. But in response to part one of this series a comment was made yesterday about the relationship between vertical adoption and horizontal adoption that I thought deserved to be addressed […]

Full disclosure: the title of this post is a trick question. One of the comments I received from our October 2-3 conference was that our ministry’s name, Together for Adoption, is too narrow in its focus. The concern is that the word “adoption” doesn’t speak directly to the issue of foster care, nor does it […]

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