A 15-year-old orphan boy desperate for a home exposed the heartbreaking state of adoption in the United States recently when he swallowed his fear and stood before a packed church and begged anyone to adopt him but someone is yet to give him a home.
"My name is Davion and I've been in foster care since I was born ... I know God hasn't given up on me. So I'm not giving up either," said the amazingly optimistic Davion Only in a Tampa Bay Times report at the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Davion was born while his mother was in jail and she died there last year. He currently lives at the Eckerd's Carlton Manor residential group home with 12 teenage boys where there are rules for every activity and cameras recording everything. more >>
A 22-year-old woman whose life was spared with the help of a Christian adoption agency after her biological mother was raped has been voted Auburn University's 100th homecoming queen and she is now using her inspiring story to encourage people to adopt.
The young woman, Molly Anne Dutton, was elected homecoming queen by the nation's most conservative student body over the weekend after running on a platform advocating adoption, according to a Yellowhammer News report.
Dutton shared the inspiring story of her biological mother who became pregnant after she was raped while living with her husband in California. Her mother's husband threatened to divorce her if she didn't abort Molly but the brave woman chose a different path. more >>
If two parents are better than one, why not have three or four or even more? As ridiculous as that sounds, that is what's happening in California now days.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into California law earlier this month, paving the way for judges to craft and deliver additional parents for any child that comes before them. According to the bill's sponsor, Democratic State Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, this measure was needed to keep up with the changes in the modern California family.
Put another way, altering marriage to mean something other than one man and one woman, coupled with the on-going sexual revolution, triggers unique ways of looking at parenthood. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" stars Willie and Korie Robertson were among the celebrities honored Wednesday night by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington, D.C. for making the decision to adopt their son, Will, and for promoting adoption at events throughout the United States.
Willie and Korie "have twice restored the hope of a family to a child in distress and are vocal advocates of adoption," CCAI Executive Director Kathleen Strottman said in a statement shared with The Christian Post.
"I think it's important for people to know that we adopted Will before we became rich and famous," said Willie, who was recognized as one of CCAI's National Angels in Adoption at the awards gala. "I say that because I think sometimes people think that only the rich and famous have what it takes, the money, the staff, to give a home to a child. But the truth is anyone can do it, once you have committed to make that kind of difference in a child's life. It's one of the best things I've ever done." more >>
China made more than $2 billion from its "One Child Policy" in 2012, according to a Christian Chinese lawyer, with the huge sum of money being generated through fines imposed by regulators.
Suspicious that governments were using the one child policy fines or "social support fees" as a significant source of revenue in poorer parts of the country, Wu Youshui asked China's 31 provincial governments to disclose how much they had collected in fines.
"We want to shed light on how the current family planning policy works," Mr. Wu told The New York Times. "Many are debating reform of the family planning policy. Learning how it works may help with that debate." more >>
WASHINGTON – Children in Families First (CHIFF) was introduced Thursday in the U.S. Senate to address many of the problems that has led to a steady decline in the inter-country adoption of orphans. The bill has the support of many pro-adoption advocacy groups, including Saddleback Church, Christian Alliance for Orphans, Joint Council on International Children's Services, and Both Ends Burning Campaign.
Despite the fact that there are about 200 million orphans in the world today, international adoptions to the United States have dropped 62 percent in the last nine years.
The reasons for the decline involve a complicated set of problems that has involved the United Nations and the U.S. State Department. (For more information, The Christian Post published a series of articles about the problem last year, which you can read here, here, here and here.) more >>