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Arguments for a Theology of Children #NationalAdoptionMonth

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NAM A common internet meme for adoption. Credit: https://davethomasfoundation.org/

November is National Adoption Month.  In officially declaring this month in a presidential address on October 28, Obama noted, “More than 400,000 children are in foster care across America today, and over 100,000 of these children are waiting for an adoptive home.  Last year, over 23,000 youth aged out of the foster care system without having found their forever families.”

Adoption remains, to this day, one of those ideas that always sounds nice but is rarely acted upon.  I cannot fault people for their hesitation.   Adopting an older child has been, unquestionably, one of the most counter-cultural things my wife and I have done–more than attending grad school, more than wanting to teach theology, more than remaining an intelligent, scientifically-minded Catholic.

I can give you more statistics, and offer you heart-wrenching facts about caring for children without families.  I can quote you…

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