In Defense of the Fatherless: Redeeming International Adoption and Orphan Care (Brinton & Bennett)

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In Defense of the Fatherless invites readers on a journey through the Bible to understand God’s heart for orphans and widows. Designed as a practical resource for Christian families and churches, the book empowers and inspires Christian to reform international adoption and orphan care. In Defense of the Fatherless casts a powerful vision for the end of the orphan crisis, inviting Christians to protect and provide for orphans and widows in response to God’s mercy.

Table of Contents:

  1. The Orphan Crisis
  2. Growing up in an Orphanage
  3. To Visit Orphans
  4. International Adoption: At what cost?
  5. Seeking God’s Heart for the Fatherless
  6. The Father’s Hands
  7. Families not Institutions
  8. Make a Lasting Difference
  9. Redeeming International Adoption
  10. First Families First
  11. Defending the Fatherless
  12. Good News for Broken Families

 

Authors

Amanda Bennett is a lawyer living in in Kigali, Rwanda with her husband and son. She serves on the board of directors for Reeds of Hope, a non-profit serving vulnerable families and children in DRC.

Sara Brinton is a writer and social entrepreneur with a passion for reforming international adoption and orphan care. She lives in Austin, Texas with their four children, including daughter Gabrielle who was adopted from Uganda. 

 

Endorsements

"...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, Cofounder 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

"...the book every adoption and family preservation advocate has been waiting to read." - Jessica Honegger, Founder and CEO, Noonday Collection

"...reveal some of the sobering and rather painful realities in overseas adoptions." - Bill Bertsche, Executive Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago, Illinois

"This book should be on the 2015 reading list for all those in church leadership." - Steve Timmis, Executive Director of the Acts 29 Network & Pastor, The Crowded House, Sheffield

"Any couple thinking of adopting, any church wanting to be involved in solving this problem should read this book." - Mary Whelchel, Director of Women’s Ministries, The Moody Church, Chicago, Illinois

"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

"...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

"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