Why Love Orphans?
Looking for something to show in your church or Bible study to advertise Orphan Sunday? This short video clip might be just the thing:
Why Love Orphans? from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.
Liberia Adoption Blog
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The blog is an excellent resource for any adoptive family. Full of adoption resources and information from an adoption coordinator's perspective.
Itís a Meaningful Life
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The newest VeggieTales movie is featuring a song by Steven Curtis Chapman and focusing on the theme of loving orphans. It's a Christmas DVD and will be released Oct 5, 2010. Make sure to get your copy!
Blog excerpt on starting a church orphan ministry
Read this helpful blog entry by Hope for Orphans about what to do when "your church doesn't get it" about adoption and orphan care:
Saddleback's Civil Forum on Orphans and Adoption
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The Global Orphan Crisis impacts the lives of 143 million children every day. Change the statistics and engage in this urgent challenge. Join Susan Hillis, Russell Moore, Mike Ryan, Elizabeth Styffe, and Rick Warren at the Saddleback Civil Forum on Orphans & Adoption. Click here to watch the video of the event:
Russian Orphanage Offers Love, but Not Families
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This article from the New York Times brings a lot of clarity to the complexity of the modern Russian orphanage system and the need children have for families:
This novel by author Els Van Hierden tells "the story of the plight of abandoned children in Russia. The story of children left on the door steps of state orphanages; with little hope for the future.
This is David Valensky's story of personal loss, sacrifice, and the struggle he faces in choosing between the call of God on his life, in a mission to street teens in Russia, and a romance... Caring for Orphans: Options Beyond Adoption
You may not feel called to adoption, but there are other ways you can help care for orphan children. This program offers practical suggestions. You'll also be inspired to get involved as David Swoap talks about his ministry to street kids in Brazil and Wendy Perry discusses her childhood experiences in our nation's foster care system.
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God's Heart for the Orphan
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Join Rick and Kay Warren from Saddleback Church as they share what you can do to help orphans in this four part video series.
Our Adoption in Christ: What It Means for Us and for Orphans
This book was written to equip churches theologically in the areas of orphan care and earthly adoption. We believe that robust theology produces robust action. So, our writing objective was to put the gospel at the center of the global orphan crisis. If the church is to be mobilized to care for 143 million orphaned and vulnerable children, then the gospel must be the main thing. Our prayer is that... Resources from the National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
The National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NFPCC) unites the leading Russian specialists with experience working with children at risk of being abandoned and families in crisis since the late 1980s. The NFPCC was born out of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which began working in the child welfare field in 1996.
This website has many helpful... A Friend for Every Orphan
Join Nikolai Kuleba, head of child and family services in Kiev, as he shares his dream that every orphan would find a believing friend (or, "one believer in the life of every orphan"). This video was taken at the 2009 Eastern European Summit on Orphans and the Church.
This video is only available in Russian. Please click the link above the title to view and encourage your...
Orphan Outreach Summer Internship
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Need an internship? Orphan ministry needs you!
There are millions of orphans around the world. James 1 says pure religion is taking care of the widows and orphans. This summer you can help orphans through an Orphan Outreach internship. Communications Director Tiffany Taylor says, "We have internships for college-age students and also young adults who are really interested in orphan ministry....
Orphanage in Eastern Europe Needs Volunteers
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The Bila Tserkva orphanage for children with special needs is looking for volunteers in the Spring and Summer months to play with the children. Five are confirmed HIV positive and several others are awaiting diagnosis. There are 50 children aged 0-5. It is located 90 minutes outside of Kiev.
Ukraine Medical Outreach will be assisting the staff in providing better care for the children. ... Hope Exists: Exploring Abuse and Its Effects: A Handbook for Young People
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"Staying Safe" Curriculum in Russian
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Staying Safe is a training curriculum designed to help leaders equip small groups of children (ages 6-14) to stay safe from potential sexual abuse and sexual assault, with lessons on Self Esteem, Personal Safety, Saying No!, and Being Safe. It was written to be used in orphanages or shelters for street children, but can be used in other settings for foster families or families in...
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"The Italian" is a compelling slice-of-life drama that has a great deal to say not only about the appalling conditions faced by orphans in Russia today, but about the determination of the human spirit and the need for love that exists at the center of every human heart. "The Italian" is a film tuned to the realities of life in a harsh environment, where cruel and violent deeds... Orphanages Stunt Growth, Families are Better
The following is an excerpt from an article written by St. Louis (Reuters) By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent."Children raised in orphanages are stunted physically, emotionally and intellectually but good foster care can help orphans start to grow again, researchers said on Friday. An experiment in which foster homes were set up in Romania showed that children taken out of the...