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Adoption, foster care common in churches, study saysNASHVILLE (BP) -- The Bible has a lot to say about caring for orphans. Protestant churches in the United States appear to be listening.
About 4 in 10 Protestant churchgoers say their congregation has been involved with adoption or foster care in the past year, according to a study released today (Jan. 24) by LifeWay Research, which conducted the survey Aug. 22–30.
The church's involvement on this issue may be because the Bible tells them to, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. Read More
Ky. adoption czar Dan Dumas steps downFRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- A spokesman for Gov. Matt Bevin said the decision to terminate the contract of the state's adoption czar was made because the administration "has decided to move in a different direction."
Dan Dumas, an author and former professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, had been appointed in May to be the Republican governor's point man on revamping the state's adoption and foster care system under a $240,000-a-year contract. See related report. Read More
House restores adoption tax creditWASHINGTON (BP) -- A longstanding but endangered benefit for adopting families has gained new life in Congress.
Republicans in the House of Representatives amended their tax reform proposal to include the adoption tax credit in a committee vote Thursday (Nov. 9), which was World Adoption Day. The action came after adoption and pro-life advocates led a week-long charge to persuade the GOP to restore to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, a benefit available to many adoptive parents the last two decades. Read More
GOP tax plan, ACLU lawsuit threaten U.S. adoptionsWASHINGTON (BP) -- Adoption in America is facing challenges from both the right and the left.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a tax reform proposal Thursday (Nov. 2) that wipes out the adoption tax credit, a benefit available to some adoptive parents the last two decades.
Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union has challenged a Michigan law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to abide by their religious convictions by refusing to place children with same-sex couples. Read More
ACLU fights faith-based child placement agenciesLANSING, Michigan (BP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging a Michigan law that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate according to their biblical convictions. The lawsuit, filed against the state Sept. 20 in federal court, could jeopardize similar laws across the nation and force faith-based agencies to close.
The lawsuit names Bethany Christian Services and Catholic Charities, which are not defendants, as foster care and adoption agencies that turned away two married lesbian couples trying to adopt children. Read More
Viral adoption video garners ABC's Persons of the WeekROWLETT, Texas (BP) -- ABC's Persons of the Week are only a handful in -- well -- 7.5 billion residents worldwide. Enter Shane Pruitt, his wife Kasi, and their daughters jubilant at the unexpected introduction to the family's newly adopted baby girl, just one month old.
The Pruitts, now a family of seven with three adoptees, caught the eye of ABC Nightly News Aug. 4 after the internet video of their daughter entering the family's home in Kasi's arms went viral. Read More
Heart for orphans stirs panel conversation
Four Southern Baptist national entity leaders shared their insights on adoption and foster care during a panel discussion June 13 at the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth in Phoenix. Read More
Pastor, wife grow family with adoptions through SunriseKUTTAWA, Ky. (BP) -- Since the beginning of their marriage 16 years ago, a Kentucky Baptist pastor and his wife had always wanted lots of children.
Bryan and Krista Grigg's hopes were fulfilled earlier this month with the adoption of three additional kids through Sunrise Children's Services, the Kentucky Baptist ministry that, at last count, was serving more than 1,200 abused and neglected children. Read More
7-year-old turns lemonade into ministry for foster kidsSULPHUR, Okla. (BP) -- Those who know her would probably describe A'Layah Robinson as no ordinary 7-year-old, but a giver.
Growing up in foster care, she and her brothers know the struggles of going from one house to the next. One Saturday afternoon, Robinson saw a group of teenagers at a lemonade stand, and something sparked in her heart. She decided to start her own stand to help foster kids. Read More
Protection for faith-based children's homes goes to TX Senate
A Texas bill offering legal protection for faith-based foster and adoption care agencies is on its way to the state's Senate floor for debate. Read More