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We hope this collection of stories and articles inspire you to understand more about this space we call orphan care. They are stories of foster care, adoption, orphan care, and ministry opportunities.

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

Celebrating Mother’s Day “There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child; and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.” Robert Brault Innately unconditional and unrestrained is the love of...

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Radical Starts with Us

Radical Starts with Us

One church’s commitment to reaching their community “Radical obedience to Christ is not easy... It's not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all...

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What is an Intentional Dad?

What is an Intentional Dad?

Fatherhood and Discipleship      “Dad, how do you know when you hear the voice of God?”  This was a question my son asked me while running errands one day. I don’t even remember what prompted him to ask that. It seemed...

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Two More Fatherless Children

Two More Fatherless Children

#GeorgeFloyd Gianna Floyd, a six-year-old Houston-area girl, now only has her mother Roxie Washington to raise her alone since her father died in a much-publicized case that has drawn attention to a thorny subject that...

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Quarantine Mom

Quarantine Mom

Mother’s Day in Quarantine Quarantine. It’s not a word that evokes positive feelings, am I right? And yet, we’ve had to live in quarantine for several weeks now. I don’t know about you, but I thought for sure things...

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700+ Children a Day

700+ Children a Day

National Child Abuse Prevention Month When someone says “abuse and neglect,” what comes to your mind? Do you recall a statistic you’ve heard? Do you picture a child’s face? Do you feel burdened or maybe helpless? Do...

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It’s Your Turn

It’s Your Turn

How support teams strengthen family Several months ago, a sibling group of three sisters went into care due to neglect and drugs in the home. There were no safe family members available to take them, so they were...

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Every Sunday is Orphan Sunday

Every Sunday is Orphan Sunday

What you can do on any given Sunday “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. [He] sets the lonely in families…” Psalm 68:5-6a God is not a god of isolation. In fact, this...

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When a Church says “Yes”…

When a Church says “Yes”…

One year ago, in the heat of a Missouri summer, Kas Long had a stirring in her heart for the hurting children and families in her community. As she dug deeper and discovered the needs in her own backyard, God...

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