Part of our mission and heart at The Gospel Church is to come alongside of those who are entering into fostering and adoption. If you are considering fostering or adoption, or just want to love your neighbors well on their journey, check out these resources.

Empowered to Connect

Empowered to Connect (ETC) is an attachment rich community focused program that exists to support, resource, and educate caregivers.

ETC’s resources and trainings are especially helpful for caregivers of children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and maltreatment. We fundamentally believe that every human being has great capacity to grow and overcome adversity when cared for in supportive, connected, and nurturing environments.

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Adopted for Life

In this groundbreaking book, Russell Moore presents God’s decision to adopt sinful men and women into His family as a central theme of Christianity. He commends Christian families efforts to adopt as an illustration of the gospel and call upon the entire church to help Christian families in their pursuit of adoption.

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Orphanology unveils the grassroots movement that’s engaged in a comprehensive response to serve hundreds of millions of orphans and “functionally fatherless” children. In this book, you will see a breadth of ways to care with biblical perspective and reasons why we must.

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The Connected Child

Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you:

  • Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child
  • Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders
  • Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened

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The Connected Parent

Renowned child-development expert Dr. Karyn Purvis gives you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your family. You will benefit from Karyn’s decades of clinical research and real-world experience. Coauthor Lisa Qualls demonstrates how you can successfully implement these strategies in your home, just as she did in hers.

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