Quoting Quiverfull: Child Hording Taken to the Next Level?

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by Adeye from her blog No Greater Joy Mom - Life Changing News From the SalemsEditor's note: Adeye, mother to more than one adopted special needs child who is preparing for an embryo transfer of four frozen embryos from a batch that has resulted in profoundly special needs children has a new project - creating homes in South Africa for that country's special needs orphans. While I think starting up homes for desperately needy orphans is a noble thing, something about this smacks of child hording on a grand scale or attention-seeking behavior on the part of the author. Am I just being a big old cynical meanie or is there something odd about this? … [Read more...]

NLQ Book Review: God’s Buried Children by Daniel Farcas

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerOver a year ago a series of emails landed in my email box asking me to read, write a review, publish the review here and give this book five stars on Amazon. I do get review requests for NLQ on a regular basis, so this was just another of those. The topic sounded interesting, the memoirs of a man raised in the over burdened world of Romanian orphanages. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Doesn’t Look For The Most Able?

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by Adeye Salem from No Greater Joy Mom - Embryo Adoption FAQThe new clinic (Snowflake (tm) where Adeye plans to have all of those frozen embryos implanted at is apparently also enabling the Salems to promote themselves to everyone as the go-to answer folks for questions. Or else they're allowing the Salems to prance and preen for attention via these videos. I cannot figure out which one it is, a 'Look at me!!!!' or a genuine attempt to 'help' others. What do you think?Some digging on the interwebs turned up this interesting article from 11 years ago about Snowflake adoption - The problem with 'embryo adoption' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Adoption Links Lead to Book Store Cheer Up?

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From Nancy Campbell's site Above RubiesRemember some years back when Nancy was pushing adoptions from Africa? She adopted a pile of children, one of her daughters adopted a pile of daughters all the while Nancy was trying to get everyone to go to Africa and adopt. Remember how suddenly all mention of her adopted African children stopped and she said nothing more about adoption? Nothing was known about what had happened until Kathryn Joyce's book on Evangelicals and international adoptions - The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption and a few articles came out telling of the failed Campbell adoptions and her African children sent away. … [Read more...]

This Is What Evangelical Child Hoarding Looks Like – The Briggs Family

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerThe Duggar family needs to count their kiddos and look over their shoulder to make sure they don't get pushed off the pedestal as the best known Quiverfull family out there because the Briggs family has 34 - count 'em - 34 kids. They also are planning on adding more children to their brood according to the piece about this family on The Today Show - Move Over, Duggars: Meet The Family With 34 Children....And They're Not Done Yet! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Giving Your Life Away or Maternal Martyrdom?

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by Adeye from her blog No Greater Joy Mom - here we are, Lord--send us! as seen on Facebook shared by NLQ Founder Vyckie GarrisonRemarks in italics are from the blog. The others are Vyckie's commentary. "I long to give my life away--every part of me. I want to be so empty on earth and so full of the things of heaven." -- says Quiverfull mom of 9 (6 with disabilities), whom "the Father has chosen" to adopt 4 frozen embryos ... "Twin boys born from the same batch of embryos both have profound special needs."As I frequently say: If you don't mind ending up dead, or wishing you were dead, go ahead and give Christ-like martyrdom a try. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Have Babies?

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by Candice Watters from the Boundless blog and Ladies Against Feminism We live in a world where people take great pains and lots of pills to prevent babies when they don't want them, and spare no expense to get them when they do. According to our culture, babies before you want them are an accident, mistake or crisis — a result of a birth control failure. And if you can't have them naturally when you decide you're ready, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverful: Christian Adoption Unapologetics?

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by John Piper of Desiring God - Christian Adoption: Disavowals and Affirmations Here is my effort to express the kind of commitments that would, I think, guard us from the kinds of abuses that have marred this otherwise beautiful movement of compassion and conviction in our day. … [Read more...]

Adoptees: Human and Animal

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by CaluluA few weekends ago Vyckie forwarded to me a link from Mother Jones magazine involving a book written by Kathryn Joyce. Her new book is about the adopt craze among the evangelical churches and is titled "The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption" … [Read more...]

Orphan Fever

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by CaluluMother Jones magazine has finally published Kathryn Joyce's account of the Evangelical Movement's obsession with adoption and the inevitable not so great outcomes when you don't take practicalities of foreign adoption under consideration. … [Read more...]


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