Orphanology unveils the grassroots movement thats engaged in a comprehensive response to serve hundreds of millions of orphans and functionally parentless children. Youll see a breadth of ways to care with biblical perspective and reasons why we must. Heartwarming, personal stories and vivid illustrations from a growing network of families, churches, and organizations that cross culture show how to respond to Gods mandate. The book empowers: - churchesto plan preaching, teaching, ministering, missions, funding adoption, supporting orphans; - individuals and familiesto overcome challenges and uncertainties; - every believerto gain insights to help orphans in numerous ways. Discover how to - adopt; - assist orphans in transition; - engage in foster care; - partner with faith-based fostering agencies; - become orphan hosts. Along with their families adoption stories, Merida and Morton give steps for action and features on churches doing orphan ministry, faith-based childrens homes, orphan-hosting groups, and other resources.