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'Orphan Theology' and the Christian Adoption Movement
July 07, 2017
A journalist says the evangelical overseas adoption movement may be doing more harm than good. The Christian Alliance for Orphans responds.
Kathryn Joyce: Saving Orphans that Don't Need to be Saved July 07, 2017
For many evangelical Christians, giving a needy child a home isn't the only reason to adopt an orphan; according to journalist Kathryn Joyce, the call is also rooted in 'orphan theology.'

Taking in a child mirrors the Christian salvation experience-- reflecting how God adopted them into the family of believers. But Kathryn Joyce says the demand doesn't match the need, and children with intact families are sometimes swept into the adoption system. First aired in 2013.

Plus, Joyce gives us an update on her work, four years later.

Kathryn Joyce, author of "The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption"
Courtesy of Jedd Medefind
Jedd Medefind: A Response July 07, 2017
The president of a leading Christian adoption alliance says Kathryn Joyce has taken facts out of context, and woven them into a story that misses the bigger picture. Adoption corruption exists, he says, but that's no reason to stop working to give truly needy children a chance at a better life. First aired in 2013.

Read another analysis of the book by the Christian Alliance for Orphans.

Jedd Medefind, president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans