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TOF Recommended Books on Adoption
The Orphan Crisis - Facts
Great Adoption Stories
Meet the Cancilla Family
Meet the Rennemo Family
Orphanages - Video Tours

The Orphan Foundation Recommendeded Books

Here is a great selection of books on adoption, family, values, and adjusting to the newly adopted child. If you place your cursor on top of any of the books, you'll see the ratings that readers have given. If you then click on that book, you'll be taken to Amazon, where you'll find many pricing options - including used books. Read the comments that the readers made before you make a purchase. They're very helpful. And don't forget to download our "Simple Guide to Adoption" on our Adoption webpage.


 

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The Orphan Crisis - FactsDownload

What starts as a gesture of love soon becomes an onslaught of paperwork. The forms, the home study, the waiting, and certainly the financial hurdles can be discouraging to a loving family wanting to open their arms to an orphaned child. The Orphan Foundation hopes to help you overcome some of those barriers by providing financial assistance and information for adopting families. Please browse the materials we’ve compiled to support you in your adoption journey.

Be sure to tell your friends about The Orphan Foundation, these resources, and our vision of finding permanent families and homes for all of the world’s 143 million orphans and the 20 million "displaced children."

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Great Adoption StoriesDownload

Families of all kinds are offering hope and a new life to these fragile children, helping to eliminate the orphan crisis one child at a time. The stories of The Orphan Foundation’s first three grant recipients are truly inspirational. A single mother struggling to start up a new business adopts a hard-to-place, “special needs” child from another country. A happy, healthy, and content family embraces a child with Down Syndrome, after his birth mother chose to give him up at 6 weeks of age. A New York family rescues three traumatized orphans from the ravages of Liberia’s second civil war.

Two of these stories were also highlighted on CNN Headline News – Local Edition aired in the Los Angeles area the week of 8/27/2007. The unedited version of this powerful taping is included below (captions added by The Orphan Foundation). 

 

 

Meet The Cancilla Family

Meet the Cancilla Family! This interview took place on the second TV show we aired. The Cancilla's are one of the new breed of adopting families that have taken on the responsibility of loving and caring for a "special needs" child. Listen to their story and learn about adopting and caring for a child with "special needs." And most importantly, meet Harrison.

 

 

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Meet The Rennemo Family

Meet the Rennemo Family! This interview took place on the third TV show we aired. The Rennemo's are one of the new breed of adopting families that are truly international. Donna is Italian and grew up here in the States, married Rolf in Oslo, Norway, and their two gorgeous daughters are from China. Learn the in's and out's of adopting from China by listening to this program.

 

 

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Orphanages - Video Tours

Some of this footage of orphanages around the world will make you cry. Some of the children will make you laugh. All of these videos will show you the resilience of children and the importance of resolving the orphan crisis – whatever it takes.



Orphans from around the world

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Teenagers Visit a Russian Orphanage

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Vinh Son 6 - Kon Tum, Vietnam

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Chengdu CWI

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Olivia Orphanage

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Ukraine Orphanages

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An Orphanage in Ensenada

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Kabul Orphanage

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China and its Orphanages

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Orphanages in Mexico

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Ethiopian Orphanage

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Shepherds Orphanage Nairobi

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Buyamba Uganda

God Cares School from Tyler Rumph on Vimeo.

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Welcome Home Africa Orphanage

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