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Hands hold paper dolls. Photo illustration courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Positive adoption language celebrates families

November is Adoption Awareness Month. A pastor who's also an adoptive parent shares which words work and which hurt when talking about the topic. Read More

Photos of the children are mingled with the diplomas and awards on the wall of Rev. Julie K. Fleurinor's office in Resurrection United Methodist Church in Chicago.  From left, Jaron, Fleurinor, Eniyah, Erica and Cyrus.

Pastor fills parsonage with foster children, follows call

'God didn’t bring me this beautiful parsonage to live in it alone.' Rev. Julie Fleurinor's congregation says her foster children have enriched the church. Read More

Our choice of words can make a difference in celebrating families. These suggestions will help. Image by United Methodist Communications.

Positive adoption language examples and resources

See some useful alternatives to common adoption language, and other insights from an adoptive mom. Read More

Members of the Bonn family pray during a service at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn., to lift up those facing the Ebola crisis in West Africa. From left are: Ashley, Debbie, Danny and Miles.

Prayers going out to West Africa in wake of Ebola

Daily text messages send health warnings and messages of hope to people of West Africa. Read More

The Stanley family poses at  Nashville Korean United Methodist Church. Photo by Ronny Perry.

Adopting Korean Culture

A Tennessee United Methodist church helps families who've adopted Korean kids celebrate their culture at an event filled with Korean crafts, foods and fun. View

Social Principles: The Nurturing Community

We believe we have a responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals. Read More

UMTV: Father’s Adoption Story

United Methodist dad recalls the dramatic circumstances that saved one baby's life and changed his family's future. View

United Methodist Church Fosters Adoption

More foster children are finding "forever homes" thanks to a congregation in Ohio. In 2011, 46 were adopted. "That's a God thing right there." View

Church Adopts Haiti

Bronwen and Bill Pope adopted two sons from Haiti. Now their friends at church make clothes for children affected by the earthquake. View

Our Family Adoptions: Jilma Meneses

After a mission trip to the Congo, an attorney adopts a child and starts agency to help 100s of children find homes in the U.S. View

Noel Zierne (left) prays during worship at St. Martin Methodist Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Haitians mourn losses from quake

"It felt like the end of the world," one survivor says. Read More

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