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07/03/2017

Who Is the Orphan in America?

When you hear “orphan in America,” who comes to mind? Since the U.S. lacks traditional orphanages it can be easy to believe that our country is void of orphaned children (whether literal or social). Yet, in reality, the need to love and care for vulnerable children …

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06/14/2017

My First Father’s Day as a Foster Dad

  I remember the first time I saw my girls. I had butterflies in my stomach. At first it was a picture on my Iphone. Then I remember walking into the agency and I saw them through the window blinds. The …

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05/31/2017

15 Ways to Be a Foster Care Friendly Church

Foster kids need the church. Foster families need the church. Here are 15 ways to be a foster care friendly church–   Teach Educate, educate, educate. Host informational meetings for would-be foster parents, but also for members of the church family who …

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05/24/2017

Carried by God: National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month. Last year The Forgotten Initiative (TFI), Lifesong for Orphans’ foster care ministry, started something new with the launch of The Forgotten Podcast. Their goal with every episode is to bring voice to the foster …

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05/03/2017

17 Things to Pray for the Fatherless

It must grieve the heart of God that the line of fatherless children world-wide is 30,000 miles long. Truth be told, God’s heart would be broken if there was only one orphaned child in the world. So here is how we can pray for …

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04/26/2017

Life Touching Life: How to Create a Culture of Commitment

The statistics are sobering. 75% of foster parents no longer foster after their first placement, and as many as 1 out of 4 adoptions dissolve or disrupt. Fostering and adopting is hard work, plain and simple. But our relational God made …

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01/27/2017

The Single Greatest Solution for Kids in Need

Spend 5 minutes with Jedd Medefind, President for the Christian Alliance for Orphans, and you will learn one thing very quickly: Jedd is an energetic, passionate advocate for children in need. He and his team are tirelessly preparing for this year’s …

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06/18/2015

My First Father’s Day as a Foster Dad

Guest post from Bill Provenzano, foster & adoptive father and advocate of the fatherless. I remember the first time I saw my girls. I had butterflies in my stomach. At first, it was a picture on my iPhone. Then I …

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06/15/2015

4 Truths: Men and the Cause of the Fatherless

Father’s Day affords us the opportunity to appreciate the men in our lives and reflect on their critical role in our family and church. The post below grew out of a 2015 panel discussion facilitated by Mike Hamilton, Show Hope, …

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06/03/2015

5 Ways Kids Can Care for Orphans

You and your favorite miniatures have 14 glorious weeks of summer vacation ahead of you.  What will you do with it? Why not teach your children to do something with their summer that will make an eternal impact? Specifically, why not …

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