Sunday, November 7

Orphan Sunday

Today is Orphan Sunday.

Creation Groans from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...

I have to say that it's tiresome seeing/reading about Christians "saving" orphans.
Here's an interesting take on the subject:
I find this listing of books, from the blog Adoption talk, useful:
Here are some books to suggest -- books from the important perspective of adopted persons, and books that reveal a history of adoption that is often ignored:

The Language of Blood by Jane Jeong Trenka
Fugitive Visions by Jane Jeong Trenka
Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption
Orphan Train: Placing Out in America
Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States
The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler

Our Journey To Eden said...

Okay, so you don't like the video.

For me, adoption has never been about "saving" a child. I am not trying to score some points with God. I just wanted to be a mom again.

I have never lost sight that my joy came from pain and loss.

I get it.

Let's face it though... there are children in this world who DO need help. They do "need you" as the video displays. Is it a Godly thing to do... helping a child in need? I think so. Should it be the reason to adopt a child? Absolutely not.

I have attended adoption conferences, read countless books, belong to a host of online adoption forums, and happen to be married to someone who was adopted.

I understand that the idea of "saving" a child implies that the child should feel grateful and dismisses the loss that they may feel. That makes my skin crawl. I pray that my daughter never feels that way. That is not what we are about. I didn't think that this video perpetuated this idea but maybe it does.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, you have it all wrong. So you are tired of Christians "saving" orphans...that stantment makes me laugh. I'm so happy this world is filled with kind, loving, big hearted people that want to love, help and care for children in need than someone that just can't be bothered. The only thing that should be "ignored" and not "bothered" with is people like you.

Anonymous said...

that sound good