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Talking about The Child Catchers

The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce is a shocking exposé of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who became collateral damage in a market driven by profit and, now, pulpit command.

The book has created many conversations form within both the Christian and the Adoption community.

Source: http://www.adoptionbirthmothers.com/the-child-catchers/

Adoption Book Review: The Child Catchers- Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption |

The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce is a shocking exposé of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who became collateral damage in a market driven by profit and, now, pulpit command.

Adoption Horror Stories Aren't the Whole Story: 'The Child Catchers' demonizes overseas adoption through agenda-drive...

posted 5/3/2013 8:05 AM ] This week in Nashville, the Christian Alliance for Orphans will hold Summit 9, an annual planning conference, including strategizing for Orphan Sunday on Nov. 3. But in reality, the bloom is off the rose of American Christians adopting orphaned and vulnerable children from faraway lands.

Adoption Imperialism: A Q&A With 'The Child Catchers' Author Kathryn Joyce

Written by Sarah Seltzer for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do so at the original post. Kathryn Joyce's new look at the adoption industry, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption , contains within its pages true horror stories.

Adoption Imperialism: A Q&A With 'The Child Catchers' Author Kathryn Joyce | MyFDL

Written by Jon O'Brien for RH Reality Check . This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do so at the original post. This summer, Americans of every faith and of none have been subjected to the propaganda machine of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and their "Fortnight for Freedom" campaign.

A Good Kind of Messy: An Adoption Hypocrite?

I moderate my blog comments now. I'm not sure why because even though the uglies don't get published, I still have to read them. And then not publishing them makes me feel like a coward. sigh It started when an internet troll (So I wrote a And then add into the mix But you know what?

[Birth Mother] First Mother Forum: The Child Catchers exposes the stench of international adoption--and domestic adop...

Journalist Kathryn Joyce takes on domestic infant adoption and international adoption in her new book, The Child Catchers, forcefully demonstrating its unsavory realities, including how it exploits vulnerable mothers.

BUY The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption

Erin Siegal, author of Finding Fernanda"The Child Catchers shatters conceptions about how and why Americans adopt, bringing us inside the often-misunderstood Christian adoption movement. Joyce's graceful prose deftly exposes the connections between adoption trade groups, the religious right, and U.S. policy makers, while delicately revealing a horrific series of ongoing crimes and misdeeds perpetrated against children.

Child Catchers

Writing in The Nation, Melanie Mock summarizes the findings of Kathryn Joyce's The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption. Mock writes: "Many secular adoption agencies have been implicated in corruption in the last decade and more.

Child Catchers Author Relies on Conservative Evangelical Jurist - The Calvinist International

06 May 2013 Posted by Steven Wedgeworth Kathryn Joyce's The Child Catchers is being promoted in some quarters as a critique not only of an abusive adoption practice, but also of Evangelical Christianity. It is yet another example of how dangerous American Christianity can be, or so the line goes.

Child Catchers/Kathryn Joyce | Light of Day Stories

There is a maelstrom occurring in the world of adoption just now. One bit of thunder is the debate in churches and across the Internet about orphans, widows, Jesus, and Kathryn Joyce's new book Child Catchers: Rescue Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption. I understand if evangelical Christians feel defensive while reading Child Catchers.

CHILDMYTHS: Kathryn Joyce's "The Child Catchers": International Adoption Revisited

I am writing this on an appropriate day in the church calendar, Pentecost-- a day that has connections to the topic of international adoption. What are the connections? I think I'll save that explanation until after I review Kathryn Joyce's new book.

Christian Adoption Crusade Ignores Dark Side | Womens eNews

Credit: Anthony C/lta362 on Flickr, under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). (WOMENSENEWS)--Adoption is often described as a "win-win" solution--for a child in need of a home and for adoptive parents longing for a son or a daughter to raise.

Christian? Adoptive Parent? You Selfish, Evil Child-Catcher, You | The Common Room

There's a new book by Kathryn Joyce, condemning Christians who adopt as 'child catchers,' like the villain in Chitty Chitty Bang, Bang. NPR, of course, loves it and gave the author air time.

Daily Life : Review of "The Child Catchers," by Kathryn Joyce

At Daily Life today, I review the new book by Kathryn Joyce, "The Child Catchers: Adoption, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption": Decades after what in the USA is referred to as the "baby scoop era", we recognise that what the Australian government did to unwed mothers and their children was reprehensible.

Eager to Adopt, Evangelicals Find Children, and Pitfalls, Abroad

BOZEMAN, Mont. - As a girl, Danna Hopkins dreamed of having 20 children. Today, she and her husband, Brian, the pastor of an evangelical church here, are building a large family, but not in the way she had imagined. Ms. Hopkins gave birth to four children, now ages 7 to 11.

Ed Stetzer - Morning Roundup 05/13/13: Donald Miller and Depravity; The Child Catchers; Orthodoxy Is Winning

Donald Miller has a fascinating article on depravity. New Research May Change Your Views on The Depravity of Man -- Donald MIller A recent book by Dan Ariely called The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, is, in my opinion, the best book about Total Depravity written in years.

EP 11 - Interview w/Kathryn Joyce of "The Child Catchers" | The Greed for Ilm Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed This episode I speak with Kathryn Joyce who is an author and journalist based in New York City. Kathryn is a religion reporter, mainly focusing on women and reproductive issues within the US Evangelical Christian context.

Ethiopia: New Book 'The Child Catchers' exposes the hidden child trafficking market for adoption

'The Child Catchers': Evangelicals and the Fake-Orphan Racket BY KATHRYN JOYCE In her shocking new book, Kathryn Joyce uncovers how conservative Christians have come to dominate the international adoption circuit-and its dark underbelly. In 2009, a van from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, carrying seven young children and babies, was stopped as it drove outside the rural, central Ethiopian town of Shashemene.

Evangelical Arrogance and the Mission of Adoption

(Update: Merritt just told me I should 'clarify' his links to the Southern Baptist Convention, since he has no professional link to the SBC. I never claimed that he did. He does identify as Southern Baptist and has strong ties to the denomination, and I feel this is relevant, given his support of Russell Moore.

Evangelical Christian Serial Adoption Of West African Children Leads To Child Abuse And Death | The New Civil Rights ...

Many of these children are told in Liberia the U.S. is "heaven," some of the children's parents often believe they are not being adopted but just going away to school, then some of these children become immediate second-class citizens, used for labor, live in compounds, receive no formal education, are beaten and abused, and, sadly, some have died.

Evangelical trafficking? A guest post by Caleb David - Kingdom In The Midst

Joyce's article is based on a chapter in her new book, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption, which I will be reviewing here later this month. As a result of the articles surrounding the subject, my friend Jason Egly, himself an adoptive father, introduced me to Caleb David, co-founder and Executive Director of One Child Campaign.

How the Christian right perverts adoption

When you think of adoption, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe it's the vague, rosy notion of a happy ending - of rescue, salvation or (more likely) some do-gooding Hollywood mouthpiece like Angelina Jolie adding kids of various ethnicities to her big, colorful brood.

Interview: Kathryn Joyce, Author Of 'The Child Catchers' : NPR

In The Child Catchers, Kathryn Joyce explores the outsized influence of evangelical Christian groups on the overseas adoption industry. The adoption movement has orchestrated a boom-and-bust market that can exploit poor families in countries where regulat...

Is the Left Launching an Attack on Evangelical Adoption?

Thanks to the publication of Kathryn Joyce's new book, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption (excerpted here in Mother Jones, and Ms. Joyce is interviewed here at NPR), there's been an online wave of criticism/examination of Evangelicals' so-called orphan fever.

Lost Daughters: The Lost Daughters Discuss The Child Catchers by Kathryn Joyce - Part One of a Series

Today we begin a series of posts about the controversial new book by investigative journalist Kathryn Joyce, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption. Joyce's work has appeared in top-notch publications such as Mother Jones and The Atlantic, and she's been awarded numerous residencies and fellowships.

  • Claudia Corrigan D’Arcy has been writing about life as a birthmother, Adoptee Rights & the unethical adoption industry since 2005. She has been online and involved in the adoption community since early in 2001. She originally began independently researching adoption issues in preparation of the successful search and reunion with her own son, Max, whom was placed for adoption in 1987.

    Her writings on adoption issue have been published in The New York Times, BlogHer, Divine Caroline, Adoption Today Magazine, Adoption Constellation Magazine, Adoption Voice Magazine, and many others. She has been interviewed by Dan Rather, Montel Williams and appeared on Huffington Post regarding adoption as well as presented at various adoption conferences. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Adoptee Rights Coalition.

    Her blog, Musings of the Lame- Life as a Birthmother in Adoption is a much needed road map for many mothers who relinquished, adoptees who long to be heard, and adoptive parents who seek understanding. For more go to; www.MusingsoftheLame.com

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