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What happened after Artyom was returned to Russia?

posted by Tom Davis

Two years ago, Artyom Savelyev was “returned” to Russia by his adoptive mother. Placed on a plane with a note and a one-way ticket, Artyom was sent back to Russia. Shock, anger, and outrage do not adequately describe the reactions […]

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Together for Adoption Conference Book Giveaway

posted by Tom Davis

On October 21, I will be speaking at a special luncheon at the Together for Adoption conference in Phoenix, AZ. If you are involved in orphan ministry in any way, this is a truly valuable experience. (Keep reading to find […]

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Making a Big Show of our Tiny Gifts

posted by Tom Davis

Do you ever ask yourself the question, “Am I doing enough?” I’m not talking about sheer busy-ness–but are you doing enough of what really matters? How would you know if you were? And can’t you always do a little bit […]

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A war on international adoption

posted by Tom Davis

Over the weekend, two different adoptive families posted on the HopeChest Facebook wall about adopting children they met on HopeChest vision trips. While HopeChest is not an adoption agency, we have seen this happen time and time again. Just because we’re […]

Man Up for Orphans This Father’s Day

posted by Tom Davis

My Crazy Friend Kari Gibson wants you to Man Up for Father’s Day (and for orphans). Kari, among other wonderful things, is a mom, wife, advocate for orphans around the world, and leader of missions trips with Visiting Orphans. She […]

U.S. State Dept Confirms Ethiopia Adoption Cuts

posted by Tom Davis

Today the State Department posted an official notice confirming some of what we have heard this week–that Ethiopia was planning to cut their adoption program by 90%, approving only 5 cases per day, down from 50. The full statement is […]

Ethiopia Adoption Cuts: Rumors & Human Rights

posted by Tom Davis

No confirmed news today, but plenty of speculation. There are some indications that there is an internal conflict over what is seen as too heavy a workload. Driven by the popularity of the international adoption program, many offices are overwhelmed […]

Ethiopia’s Plan to Cut Adoptions: A Prayerful Response

posted by Tom Davis

Over the weekend I confirmed with some contacts in the adoption community that the processing of adoptions is slowing down in Ethiopia. Partners of Children’s HopeChest have been unable to process adoptions since mid-November. From what my sources are saying, […]

Christian pro-life groups gather in Colorado

posted by Tom Davis

Christian pro-life and justice groups will promote Sanctity of Human Life Month during the Life and Justice Conference on Jan. 22 in Colorado Springs. I’ll be speaking at the conference, and I urge you to join us in person or […]

Project Hopeful and The Twietmeyer’s on CBS Evening News

posted by Tom Davis

I am honored to be friends with Kiel and Carolyn Twietmeyer. This family is an inspiration! They have 13 children (you heard right) and many of their adopted kids are HIV positive. They are normal, all-American people and yet God […]

Celebrating Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech

posted by Tom Davis

Saturday marks the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Delivered from the steps of Washington DC’s Lincoln Memorial, King spoke of a world in which his children would be judged by the content of their […]

Orphan Sunday

posted by Tom Davis

Here’s your chance to be involved on Orphan’s Sunday! CHRISTIANS MAKE ADOPTION & ORPHAN CARE DEFINING ISSUE FOR 2010   From Christianity Today <http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/july/11.23.html>  to Catalyst <http://www.catalystspace.com/content/read/june10_love_for_orphans_transforms/> , the biblical call to “defend the cause of the fatherless” (Isaiah 1:17) […]

Christianity Today – Why Every Christian Should Care for Orphans

posted by Tom Davis

The July edition of Christianity Today is focused on the needs of orphans around the world. It’s about time! The lead article is written by Dr. Russell Moore entitled, “Abba Changes Everything – Why Every Christian is Called to Rescue Orphans.” A special thanks […]

Too Many Children in our World Suffer Appalling Abuse

posted by Tom Davis

Today, the UN outlawed abuses inflicted on children including prostitution, pornography, and the sale of children. I don't know why this took so long, but good for them. It's good to see world leadership stepping up and doing their part […]

Adoptions are in a 40% Decline

posted by Tom Davis

With 150 million orphans in the world, we should be seeing a dramatic increase in the number of orphans who are adopted every year in the United States. But sadly, the opposite is true. Adoptions have been decreasing every year […]

Is Adoption the Best Answer? Part 2

posted by Tom Davis

There were so many great comments to the last post on the validity of adoption, I had to continue the discussion. Thanks to all of you who so thoughtfully expressed your hearts and opinions. One of the roots of this […]

Is Adoption the Best Answer?

posted by Tom Davis

This issue comes up over and again in relation to what is best for an orphan. I know this is a hotly contested issue, but I wanted to post this article because it brings up some good points. Although it […]

Adoption Becomes More Difficult

posted by Tom Davis

When Emily and I adopted Anya from Russia in 1997, the process was much more simple. In fact, we did the entire thing ourselves. The dossier, INS papers, translation, everything. You would think in our modern age this process would […]

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Touching the Image of Jesus: Part 3
In the final chapter of Alexandra's story, she shares what happened when she boarded the plane for Swaziland with her teammates. This post is a little longer, but I'm pretty sure you won't be able to put it down. Thank you again, Alexandra, for sharing your heart and story with all of us. Fol

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Touching the Image of Jesus: Part 2
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Touching the Image of Jesus: Part 1
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