The Christian Case Against the Orphanage

Aug 9, 2019 by

Children need a stable family, not institutional care. KRISH KANDIAH, Christianity Today: […] According to figures from the United Nations, by a conservative estimate, there are around 8 million children living in orphanages around the world. Additionally, there are over 70 million people living as refugees or internally displaced due to war, conflict, and natural disaster and many of these are children who have lost parents or family or both. There have also been many children affected by the...

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Blame abortion, not IVF, for the fall in adoptions

Nov 4, 2018 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: The head of the organisation representing children in care in England says that improvements in IVF are leading to fewer children being adopted. Anthony Douglas, chief executive of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), says: ‘As a choice, adoption is competing with lots of other ways of having children.’ IVF success rates on the NHS have risen from 7 to 29 per cent for under-35s, with some private clinics claiming rates of...

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LGBT activists are forcing Christians out of adoption services…and kids are getting hurt

Aug 25, 2018 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: In 2016, Mary Eberstadt’s short, powerful book It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies was released. It is a sweeping analysis, and details the cultural shift that has effectively reduced the once-Christian majority into an increasingly despised minority. To ascribe to the Christian worldview on sexuality, Eberstadt notes, is to invite the labels of bigot, homophobe, transphobe, or worse. And as a result, Christianity has lost the...

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Judge refuses gay adoption cases: It’s never in ‘the best interest of the child’

May 5, 2017 by

by Lianne Laurence, LifeSite: A Kentucky family court judge won’t hear adoption applications by “practicing homosexuals” because he believes such adoptions are never in the child’s best interest. Judge W. Mitchell Nance released an order April 27 stating he’s ethically required under the state’s judicial code of conduct to recuse himself from cases where he has a “personal bias or prejudice.” He wrote that he believed as “a matter of conscience” that “under no circumstance” would “the best...

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Christian Couple Refused Adoption Because They Believe Children Need a Mother and a Father – They Need Our Support

Mar 10, 2017 by

PETITION from CitizenGo: A husband and wife have been blocked from adopting their two foster children after they expressed concern about the possibility of the children being adopted by a same-sex couple. They have been looking after two young children since the beginning of the year. They had previously received good reviews and lauded for their “lovely care and warmth” towards the children in their care. Apparently though, the husband and wife did not have the right views about same-sex...

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We need to rethink adoption in the social media age, says senior judge

Mar 10, 2017 by

by Owen Bowcott, Guardian: Too many children are being forcibly adopted against the wishes of their families and prevented from having any contact with their natural parents, a senior judge has suggested. In the era of social media and with children being removed from problem homes at ever older ages, Lord Justice McFarlane argued, it may no longer be practicable or beneficial to create an “impermeable seal” around an adoptive home. His comments, although posed in the form of questions, are a...

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