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Evangelical Christian leaders fervently promote a new "orphan theology", but are they doing more harm than good? They convince women not just to "choose life" but to choose adoption, even if this means recruiting "orphans" from intact but vulnerable families, in the U.S. and abroad. And because of their wide control over the "adoption industry", anyone who seeks to adopt—of whatever faith or no faith, and however well-meaning—is affected whether they know it or not. The movement has shaped the way we think about adoption, the language we use to discuss it, the places we seek to adopt from, and the policies and laws that govern the process.
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Kathryn Joyce is a journalist based in New York City whose work has appeared in the Nation, Mother Jones, Slate, the Atlantic, and other publications. She is the author of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement and a Knight-Luce fellow in global religion reporting.
The Child Catchers by Kathryn Joyce
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