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Underreported: The Evangelical Adoption Movement

Thursday, April 28, 2011

On today’s Underreported segment, The Nation’s Kathryn Joyce explains how evangelical Christians are trying to increase the number of international adoptions.

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Comments [5]

Ed from Larchmont

Their motive is primarily to help children, secondarily to bring them up in their religious faith. For their faults, at least they're trying to help children.

Apr. 28 2011 04:22 PM
Ed from Larchmont

If more people would choose adoption instead of abortion, obviously, there would be plenty of children for childless couples to adopt.

Apr. 28 2011 04:18 PM
Faith from NYC

I often wondered how people of what most would consider modest means were able to achieve these very expensive international adoptions. But, now, I suppose I understand that if you've got an engine fueled by an evangelical zeal to help you raise the funds it's possible.

Apr. 28 2011 02:51 PM
Mary from Queens

Worth noting that evangelical involvement in international adoption has made it much more difficult, and in many instances impossible, for gay or single prospective parents to adopt internationally.

Apr. 28 2011 01:50 PM
Lizzie from Brooklyn

I wonder why so many pronounce the word EVANGELICAL "ee-van-gelical," rather than "evan-gelical," as it's spelled?

Apr. 28 2011 01:45 PM

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