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Together for what?

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 20, 2011

If you are wondering if our October 21-22 conference in Phoenix is right for you, read this brief article. Our conferences are not primarily about adopting children. Many people see the word adoption in Together for Adoption and think it’s referring to the adoption of children into homes. So, when they read or hear about our conferences, they most often assume that our conferences are geared towards people who want to adopt.

One of our ambitious dreams since the inception of Together for Adoption is that when Christians hear or read the word adoption, they will think first about God’s work of adoption within the story of redemption for them. Adoption is ultimately about the Triune God giving us the loving communion of the Trinity. In short, adoption is about God giving us God.

As it now stands, when Christians read or hear the word adoption, they usually think first about the adoption of children. From the beginning, Together for Adoption has set out to change this situation by doing our best to provide breathtaking views of God’s love for and delight in us, His children—views that will free us to live boldly in this world from God’s acceptance, not in order to gain it. So, our hope for those who join us for our October 21-22 conference in Phoenix is that they’ll leave freshly amazed at the glory of our Triune God’s gift of Adoption.

We are convinced that nothing can better shape and inform how Christians care for orphans than the good news of God’s work of adoption within human history. The good news of our adoption in Christ mobilizes for global orphan care like nothing else can.

So, here’s the question: for whom are Together for Adoption conferences designed? They are designed for every Christian, whether you believe you are called to adopt a child or not. All of us can deepen in our understanding of what it means to be God’s child and all of us have a role to play in the call to care for orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27).

Will you join us in Phoenix? Learn more about our October 21-22 conference.


Thank you for reading. Please check out Together for Adoption’s book Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living Through the Rediscovery of Abba Father. Reclaiming Adoption is available for purchase at Cruciform Press.

  • Jess Carpenter

    This is exactly why we are coming! We know God is calling us to adopt a child; but this is the Big Picture- the Reality as Dan has said!

  • Kim de Blecourt

    This will be our first T4A conference. We are so looking forward to it!

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