The End of Orphan Care

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The End of Orphan Care, now available through Amazon, is perhaps the most comprehensive work on orphan care, to date. Samuel E. Upchurch, Jr., Founder and Chairman of the Board Oakworth Capital Bank, states that: “Sam McLure makes a scholarly case for … Continue reading »

Why Do Some African Countries Discourage Adoption?

A recent article from CNN exposed the perspective of many political leaders that African adoption should be discouraged ‘at all costs’ …  U.N. Special Rapporteur, Najat M’jid Maalla, asserts that, “Due to the illegal nature of these acts, it has been … Continue reading »

Alabama Adoption Law Basics: What is adoption? Who can adopt? Who can be adopted?

BASICS OF ALABAMA ADOPTION LAW: WHAT IS AN ADOPTION? WHO MAY ADOPT? WHO CAN BE ADOPTED? Have you ever wondered how adoption is defined in Alabama? Or what about who is capable of adopting someone? How about even who is … Continue reading »

Celebrities and Adoption

What do Steve Jobs, Sarah McLachlan, Tommy Davidson, and Jamie Foxx all have in common?  They were given a life through adoption, rather than having it taken away through abortion. Are you pregnant and considering abortion?  Or do you know … Continue reading »

Orphan Care I.Q. Test – How Many Orphans?

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What’s your Orphan Care I.Q.? Do you know what the need is world wide?  That seems like an important thing to know.  After all, James says that visiting orphans in their affliction is an essential element of pure religion.  (James … Continue reading »

Happy Christmas Adoption Day!!

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Happy Christmas Adoption Day!  And thank you to Judge Elizabeth North for presiding over an excellent courthouse.  Holding this precious baby was the best part of my day.

How Long Does it Take to Adopt a Newborn?

The waiting period for adopting a domestic newborn can vary from less than one month to over two years.  According to Adoptive Families Magazine’s article, How Long Does it Take to Adopt a Child?, 33%  of domestic newborn adoptions having waiting periods of … Continue reading »

Writing a Letter of Reference for an Adoption Home Study

When a family goes through the adoption process, whether it be domestic or international, they must complete a Home Study.  An essential element of the Home Study process is for the prospective adoptive family to furnish several letters of reference. … Continue reading »

Timothy J. Keller, Tomatoes, and Adoption

Tim Keller’s, Ministries of Mercy, was first published in 1989.  I turned 8 years old in 1989.  My grandfather, the Rev. James Perry, recently passed on a copy of Mercy to me – tucked in a box with some old books.  I love … Continue reading »

Give the Gift of Orphan Care

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The End of Orphan Care. “The End of Orphan Care is written by a man who is involved in every area of orphan care to which he speaks in this book: in government, in the home, and in the church. … Continue reading »