1) Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches
Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches, by Dr. Russell Moore – the eighth president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention – is a practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same. Even if you are not considering adoption, you should read this book if you are a Christian. Moore skillfully explains how central the act of adoption is to the gospel and that there is no distinction between biological and adopted children.
2) The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family
Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine team-up to write The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family. The book looks at some of the unique challenges of adoption and how to address them. If you have adopted a child or are planning to adopt, this book will help you understand more clearly what to expect and will prepare to better react when time comes. A must-have addition to any shelf of top books on Christian adoption.
3) Adoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice
Adoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice is adapted from Russell Moore’s Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches. A shorter read, it is a convincing call-to-action for all Christians to seriously consider adoption for their own families,
4) A Guide to Adoption and Orphan Care
Russell D. Moore – president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and distinguished professor of Christian ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – presents the biblical and theological foundations for adoption and orphan care in A Guide to Adoption and Orphan Care. This book is an empowering tool for starting conversations about how your family or church can meet the calling from God to adopt.
5) Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care
Tony Merida and Rick Morton join forces in Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care. It empowers churches and families to support adoption on all levels from missions to sponsoring orphans overseas . This book is also a great read if you are not planning to adopt but are searching for another way to help orphaned and needy children.