General Adoption and Orphan Care

Wrapping Around Adoptive Families

How to Provide Support to Those Called to Adopt

There are many different ways to minister to God’s orphan children and to the adoptive families that have welcomed these children home. This booklet from Focus on the Family makes it clear that struggling adoptive families need their church families to support them during times of trials. While the suggestions in this booklet may not apply to all situations, they represent a general “cry of the heart” of adoptive families who welcomed home an emotionally wounded or struggling child. The goal is to provide practical guidance for churches seeking effective ways to support adoptive families.

Radio Theatre: Oliver Twist

Audio-Drama with Video Documentary

Escape to another place & time with this full-cast audio dramatization of the Charles Dickens’ timeless tale set in 1830’s London. This powerful story will not only entertain you, but draw you into the timeless drama of compassion, corruption and redemption as a single orphan changes the lives of everyone around him. Featuring cinema-quality sound, award-winning writers, an original music score, and a stellar cast of some of England’s best actors. Radio Theatre isn’t just storytelling or a book on tape. It’s an audio movie that plays on the biggest screen of all…your imagination! Includes a bonus video documentary featurette with “behind the scenes” footage and stories of real, modern-day “Olivers”. Includes close to 6 hours of audio-drama entertainment.



resources_poplarpondOn the Far Side of Poplar Pond

Anjanette Walchshauser

Tina Turtle needs a home. The Duck family has more love that they long to share. Watch and see how God brings these lovable animals together as a family in a unique way through the gift of adoption.

Read together with your children and explore how families are created not because you look the same but because God perfectly orchestrates families.


Fields of the Fatherless

C. Thomas Davis

Tom Davis shows you how to reach out to a special group of people who are most in need—and who the Bible reveals are most on God’s heart . . . the orphan, the widow and the alien. You can know the purpose and joy that comes when you work side by side with God.


Launching an Orphans Ministry in Your Church

Jason Weber

Do you ever wish your church could have a ministry to orphans, but you don’t know how to start? With this easy step-by-step guide, you are given the principles and practical tools needed to launch an effective church orphans ministry. This guide includes a vision-casting DVD hosted by FamilyLife President, Dennis Rainey that will introduce you and your church’s leaders to existing church orphans ministries around the country.

Other Helpful Links:


Real Families


Orphan Care
Families for All
David Bolt
Bill Blacquiere
Scott Hasenbalg
John Cragg