Adoption

Considering Adoption?

Recommended Reading:

Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families by Natalie Nichols Gillespie
Adopted for Life by Russell Moore
Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living Through the Rediscovery of the Abba Father by Dan Cruver, John Piper, Scotty Smith, Richard D. Phillips, and Jason Kovacs
The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis
Forever Mom: What to Expect When You’re Adopting by Mary Ostyn
You Can Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption by Julie Gumm

On the Web:

Show Hope
Focus on the Family’s Adoption Information
Family Life Today’s Hope for Orphans

Conferences:

Together for Adoption – October 17-18 in Greenville, SC.  This year’s conference theme is Urgency & Complexity: Biblical & Ethical Approaches to the Orphan Crisis.
Created for Care – A retreat at Lake Lanier for adoptive moms.  Identical retreats are held in early February and early March.

Other Local Adoption Support:

Trot to Adopt – A 5K and fun run to benefit adoptive families.  Application deadline for adoptive families is October 17!

Connected HeartsConnected Hearts Ministry exists to raise awareness for the plight of orphans who are least likely to be adopted. Their goal is to help older children and children with special needs find forever families. They further this mission by providing adoption funding and education to connect these children with families.