If you've ever eaten at Wendy's or used an ipod, your life has been impacted by adoption, according to the author of the new book, Chosen for Greatness, who's the adoptive father of three boys.
Paul Batura serves as vice president of communications for Focus on the Family, and in his book, Chosen for Greatness: How Adoption Changes the World, he shares the stories of 15 famous people who've accomplished extraordinary things. But beyond their achievements, each story reveals the transformative power of adoption.
Batura, 44, a New York-native and former journalist with Long Island's Newsday, now resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Julie, and their three adopted sons. more >>
A group of scholars have released a white paper arguing that the controversial Common Core State Standards are "incompatible" with the system of education offered by Catholic schools.
The American Principles Project, a Washington, DC-based conservative think tank, released the paper last week in conjunction with the Boston, Massachusetts-based Pioneer Institute.
Titled "After The Fall: Catholic Education Beyond The Common Core," the authors argue that Catholic schools should not adopt Common Core standards. more >>
It's a story too horrific to believe. Earlier this week, a 16-year-old teenager gave birth to her baby alone in her bedroom and then threw the newborn out of the second story window.
After telling her mother what she'd done, media outlets reported that the infant's grandmother ran outside to try and save the baby — but it was too late.
My shock and horror turned into crying … soft, at first, followed by loud, uncontrollable sobs. I found myself on the floor of the room containing nursery basics. more >>
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence both referred to the Bible when discussing their views on abortion.
At the vice presidential debate Tuesday evening at Longwood University, the two vice presidential hopefuls were asked about their faith and how it connects to their public policy positions, including the abortion debate.
For his answer, Pence talked about the pro-life legislation advanced during his time as governor of Indiana. more >>
WASHINGTON — A married couple of reality television fame that has adopted children from overseas like to say that even though their children were born in Asia, it's almost as though they are biologically related.
Jen Arnold and Bill Klein of TLC's "The Little Couple" served as master of ceremonies Wednesday for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's 18th annual gala banquet at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building.
"I can't imagine not having Will (from China) and Zoe (from India) in our lives. I just want every child to find their forever family," Arnold said in an interview with The Christian Post at a VIP ceremony preceding the banquet. more >>
WASHINGTON — If the hundreds of thousands of children living in foster care are to ever be adopted, good messaging is absolutely essential, say Christian alternative band Jars of Clay and the general manager of the Minnesota Vikings Rick Spielman.
At the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's 18th annual gala banquet Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building, Jars of Clay lead vocalist Dan Haseltine told The Christian Post that he hoped to "elevate [adoption] in the minds of the culture."
"Certainly in places like here in Washington, to get senators and people that actually have decision-making power to funnel funds toward it, is going to be a big deal," Haseltine said. more >>