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- ABBA Fund provides interest-free loans for adoption. For more
information about ABBA Fund's interest-free loans for Christian couples who
are adopting, visit Family for Orphans blog.
- Thinking about adopting an orphan from Eastern Europe? You may wish
to check out membership in FRUA, Families for Russian and Ukrainian
Adoption. This organization provides information and support for families who
have adopted or are considering adoption from most Eastern Europe countries
(not just Russia and Ukraine). Check it out here: support for families adopting
Eastern European orphans.
- Considering adoption? Ask yourself these questions first. Adopting a
child can provide many blessings for you and your family, but you must be
realistic about the work and challenges that adoption will involve. Here's an
excellent resource for those considering adoption. Ten questions to ask
yourself before adopting .
- Passionate about helping others achieve their adoption dream, author
Julie Gumm shares how to find extra money in your household budget, apply for
grants, and fundraise in order to build your family without saddling it with debt.
With over $65,000 worth of creative fundraising ideas from more than 25
adoptive families, Adopt Without Debt shows you how to fulfill your adoption
dream without signing away your financial freedom. Read more on how to fund-
raise for adoption here.
- Twin girls adopted in America return to Russian orphanage. We encourage
adoption of Russian orphans in Russia and in other countries. God does not
see the boundaries that mankind has set up to make it difficult for children to
find their forever families. When Russian orphans are adopted outside their
homeland, they often lose touch with their heritage.
- What Christians can learn from critical article . Jeff Medefind, president of
the Christian Alliance for Orphans, speaks out regarding a recent article, "The
Evangelical Adoption Crusade" that appeared in "The Nation". Writes Medefind
on Christianity Today's web posting: The article "spotlights many complex
questions and sad stories, but misses the far larger reality. That reality is that
there are millions of children who will wake tomorrow morning without the love of
mother or father. Many of them live in orphanages and on the streets. These
children need families. Yes, great wisdom must be applied in discerning what is
truly best for each child. Some can be reunited with relatives. Some will need to
spend years in an institution. But a great many, we can pray, will find the love
and belonging of family via adoption, both local and international."
- NEW ORPHAN CARE RESOURCES WEBSITE LAUNCHED. A bounty of
information about orphans, orphan ministry, and orphan adoption is available
on a new website launched by CoMission for Children. Check it out!
- ANNUAL ORPHAN MINISTRY SUMMIT COMING SOON. The Christian
Alliance for Orphans' annual Summit has become a national hub for Christians
committed to adoption, foster care, and global orphan initiatives rooted in the
local church. This year’s Summit will be held May 12-13 at the Southeast
Christian Church in Louisville, KY. For more information, follow this link.
- DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN ACCESS RUSSIA'S ORPHAN DATABASE? You
may have heard about Russia's photo-listing of orphans. You can read all
about the photo-listing and get complete instructions on how to access the
database (even if you don't know how to speak Russian) at this very informative
and helpful site.
- Are you considering international adoption? The U.S. government (State
Department) publishes information each year on the number of adoptions, cost
of adoptions, average time periods, etc, for international adoptions. You can
view their report here.