Sunday, March 16, 2014

KNOW ORPHANS by Rick Morton

Rick Morton lets you know up front that he did not initially want to adopt. He was somewhat apprehensive. He realized turning to the bible on adoption of orphans is where the answer would be found.

Mr. Morton states, “God began to consume our attention with Ukraine over the next few months.” Rick and his wife began the process of adoption for an orphan from the Ukraine. He explains their first step was meeting with a social worker. They also had plenty of reading material to go through and seminars to attend.

Mr. Morton discusses the connection between global orphan care and the Gospel. He references teachings of Jesus and his engagement of widows, orphans, and sojourners.  Biblical chapters used are Jeremiah 7, Deuteronomy 10 and 14.

He further discusses that men take part in this mission. With so many orphans globally, there is an immediate need for male role models in their lives. 

Titus 1:15-16 and Acts 20:28-30 are used to discuss abuse and corruption in the church and world. Mismanagement and corruption in adoption agencies must continually be policed.

Mr. Morton shares information on the transnational adoption procedures, the need to care for orphans globally, and the biblical reasoning for attempting this fete. Although I consider transnational adoption a good gesture, I believe you should take care of home first. There are orphan children in the United States of America that need just as much care. My suggestion would be adopting in the United States first, then adopt abroad. I recommend this book for readers who want additional insight to adopting transnational. Also, recommended to church missionary ministry personnel.

I received this book free from New Hope Publishers through the Litfuse Reviewer Program for an unbiased opinion. 

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