Theology & Adoption

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The Practical Gospel

posted on September 27, 2012

Is the Gospel at odds with becoming prepared and equipped for the adoption or foster care journey? Does learning and seeking help in any way diminish the role of the Gospel? In this session, presented at the 2011 Tapestry Adoption…… Read More

My Perfect Child

posted on December 1, 2011

Christianity Today recently featured an article by Amy Julia Becker entitled My Perfect Child. I first read a version of this article years ago in the magazine First Things, and it both challenged and encouraged me. (You can find that…… Read More

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Counting the Cost of the Journey

posted on September 9, 2011

The adoption and foster care journey is filled with joy, blessings and beauty. But it is a journey also marked by loss, pain and challenges of various kinds. As a result, parents must be mindful to ‘count the cost’ of…… Read More

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Welcomed In: A Trinitarian Approach to Adoption

posted on June 5, 2011

Greg Fields presented “Welcomed In: A Trinitarian Approach to Adoption” at the 2008 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference.… Read More

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Keeping Race in its Place

posted on May 31, 2011

At the 2010 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference, Greg & Tracey Fields shared the insights they have learnd and the challenges they have experienced in living as a trans-racial adoptive family. Below are links to some of the books that…… Read More

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CAO’s Church Ministry Resource Library

posted on May 21, 2011

The Christian Alliance for Orphansis a national organization that unites nearly 100 respected Christian adoption, foster care and global orphan care organizations together with a national network of churches. Tapestry (Irving Bible Church) is a proud member of the Christian Alliance…… Read More

Created To Connect Study Guide

posted on April 30, 2011

Created To Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child is a study guide created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael & Amy Monroe to help illuminate the biblical principles that serve as the foundation for the philosophy and interventions…… Read More

In Memory of Nikolas Saynor

posted on January 1, 2010

Delivered by Michael Monroe at the memorial service for Nikolas Saynor on November 8, 2008. On behalf of the entire Saynor family, I want to thank each of you for being here.  I know that your presence means a great…… Read More

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A Letter to Kate and Carter

posted on January 29, 2007

By Michael Monroe On May 3, 2005, we returned to Texas from Guatemala City, Guatemala with our twins, Kate and Carter. They were 9 1/2 months old by this time, and the journey that finally brought us together had taken over…… Read More