Adoption Seminar

As Christians we have been adopted as children of God, and as his sons and daughters, we are called to care for the vulnerable among us.  Last November we spent a morning discussing the needs of vulnerable children in our city and the opportunities our church family has to serve them through adoption, foster care, and mentorship.  In case you weren't able to make it to the seminar, here are the talks that were shared. We hope they will encourage you to consider and pray about how you might be a part of caring for vulnerable children in Boston. 

Fletcher Lang - The Christian View of Adoption

Jonathan Reid - Creating a Culture of Foster Care and Adoption

Jonathan's Power Point Presentation

ReMoved Introduction

ReMoved

Michelle Drolsbaugh - Meeting the Needs: Foster Care and Adoption in Massachusetts

Michelle's Power Point Presenation 

Panel Q&A with Jonathan, Michelle, and Ross and Britni Chehayeb

RESOURCES

Books

Adopted for Life by Russell Moore
Adoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach us about this countercultural choice by Russell Moore A Guide to Adoption and Orphan Care by Russell Moore
Orphan Justice by Johnny Carr
Reclaiming Adoption by Ed Dan Cruver
Orphanology by Tony Merida
A Passion for the Fatherless by Daniel Bennett
Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison
Wounded Children, Healing Homes by Schooler, Smalley, Callahan
The Connected Child by Purvis, Cross, and Sunshine

Websites

Court Appointed Special Advocates - casaforchildren.org Casey Family Programs - casey.org
Changing Minds - changingmindsnow.org
Child Welfare Information Gateway - childwelfare.gov Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange - mareinc.org Silver Lining Mentoring - silverliningmentoring.org

Blogs

Christian Alliance for Orphans - cafo.org/blog

Hope for Orphans - hopefororphans.org/blog

jasonjohnsonblog.com

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