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Archive for June, 2012

We have changed the deadline for our video contest from August 10th to Saturday, July 14th. So, if you were planning on sending in a video for an opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip to our September 14-15 national conference in Atlanta, you’ll want to send it in as soon as possible! Contest winners will […]

Just how loved are you?

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 28, 2012

Walk with me through Ephesians 1:4b-6 for a few minutes as I answer the following four questions. These verses are a Niagara of good news! “In love [the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ] predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise […]

Will everything sad come untrue?

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 26, 2012

One of the most frequently quoted excerpts from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings comes from the lips of Sam Gamgee: “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue?” Sam’s question is one of those lines that resonates with us deeply. On the […]

Why the Theology of Adoption Matters to Singles

by Dennae Pierre Published Jun 23, 2012

When Christians hear the word “adoption” they think of someone adopting a child. Our prayer and efforts at Together for Adoption is to see that word reclaimed in the church. We want believers to think of adoption first and foremost as one of the incredible graces that come with salvation. Adoption is an incredible privilege […]

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Over the next month, I will be blogging about why the T4A National Conference is for all types of people in all stages of life. My first post is to try to convince those of you who will not or cannot adopt a child to join us in Atlanta! Together for Adoption’s exists for much, […]

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“Why is your mommy White?”

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 20, 2012

She asked my son an honest question, and he gave her a surprising answer: ”Noah, why is your mommy White?” As I’ve written about before on this blog, my family is multi-ethnic. Melissa and I are White, our daughter is White, and our two sons are Black. We live in a fairly racially diverse neighborhood (Whites, […]

Interview with Dr. Sam Storms

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 14, 2012

Dr. Sam Storms is Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Church, founder of Enjoying God Ministries, and author of Pleasures Evermore: The Life-Changing Power of Enjoying God, The Singing God: Discover the Joy of Being Enjoyed by God, and many other books. He also wrote the following endorsement for Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living Through the Rediscovery of Abba […]

Free Resources

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 12, 2012

If you haven’t already, take a look at our Resources | Articles page. We are adding free PDF articles and interviews each month.

Win a Registration over at

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 11, 2012

Visit Noel Piper’s blog to learn how you can win one of six free registrations to attend our September 14-15 conference in Atlanta.

Caring for Orphans by Serving Churches

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 11, 2012

How does Together for Adoption care for orphans internationally? Not by serving them directly, but by serving the churches that care for them. Here’s what this way of serving orphans often looks like for us: Video was created by Eric Lee (Lead Designer at Squeegee Creative Consulting) and Phillip Glickman ( Both Eric and Phillip […]

“I am living in the Story”

by Dan Cruver Published Jun 7, 2012

*Visit Noel Piper’s blog to enter a contest to win a registration to attend this September 14-15 conference. Sunday, June 17th, is the last day to enter. ___________________ In the Bible, Adoption is a story-word. God’s work of adoption within the world is a story that encompasses all of human history, from its pre-temporal beginnings […]

Constructive dissenting opinions can be very helpful because they provide opportunities for those on different sides of a discussion to think more clearly and critically about the issue being discussed. When a movement experiences the kind of exponential growth that the evangelical orphan care and adoption movement has over the past 5-7 years, constructive dialogue is […]

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