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Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement’s Adoption Obsession

posted on April 16, 2013

At Mother Jones, Kathryn Joyce reports on the national evangelical adoption movement. “‘Orphan theology’ … has taken hold among mainstream evangelical churches, whose flocks are urged to adopt as an extension of pro-life beliefs, a way to address global poverty, and a means of spreading the Gospel in their homes,” Joyce writes.  However, there is a darker side to the movement, as the surge of adoptions has led to cases of child trafficking, abuse, and even death. 

Read at Mother Jones