Thursday, July 22, 2010

Adoptions are on the rise, says Christian agencies

According to representatives from the Christian-based Nightlight Christian Adoptions and Buckner International, there has been an increase in couples seeking to adopt.

In addition, the adoption service Bethany Christian Services noted a significant rise in adoptions, leaders say. And, Bethany is linking the upswing to increased Christian involvement that is being characterized as a "movement."

Recently, the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference placed a special emphasis upon adoption and offered adoption scholarships for pastors and missionaries.
There is "no doubt" that there is a trend toward adoptions today, said Ron Stoddart, executive director for Nightlight.

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