This book offers careful research, sound theology, and practical resources regarding care for orphans, vulnerable children, and widows. It provides an important perspective on short-term mission trips and investigates some harmful international adoption procedures and practices.You'll be informed and inspired to care wisely for orphans and vulnerable families and celebrate amazing organizations empowering mothers to raise and provide for their children.
Lindsay and Justin Holcomb, Co-authors of Rid of My Disgrace and Is It My Fault?
...reveal some of the sobering and rather painful realities in overseas adoptions.
Bill Bertsche, Executive Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago, Illinois
...you will find a wealth of wisdom and a clear challenge from God. Watch out. Your life may never be the same.
Phil Moore, Author of Gagging Jesus and Leader, Everyday Church, London
Sometimes you read a book that offends you because it forces you to rethink your worldview on a key topic. If you read In Defense of the Fatherless with a willingness to struggle and admit past mistakes, as well as a desire to learn, you just might find a new way forward on what it means to care for the fatherless on a deeper, more holistic level.
Chris Marlow, Founder & CEO, Help One Now, Raleigh, North Carolina
...the book every adoption and family preservation advocate has been waiting to read.
Jessica Honegger, Founder and CEO, Noonday Collection, Austin, Texas
...will challenge, convict and fuel a conversation that is much needed today for the church to move forward in international adoption and orphan care passionately, wisely, and ethically.
Jason Kovacs, Co-founder of Together for Adoption, Austin, Texas
...makes us all ask the questions: are we, as the church, caring for orphans and vulnerable children well? And how can we be doing better?
Megan Parker, Co-Founder, Abide Family Center, Jinja, Uganda
Adoption is close to the Heart of God. This book presents a realistic and responsible look at how and why Christians should respond to international adoption. It is heart-warming to see how Christians have responded to God's call for justice.
Nola Leach, CEO, CARE, London
This book should be on the 2015 reading list for all those in church leadership.
Steve Timmis, CEO of the Acts 29 Network
Any couple thinking of adopting, any church wanting to be involved in solving this problem should read this book.