Mega Book Giveaway: ‘The Adoption Network’

by Laura Christianson

Adoption Network Cover 1.5 x 2
I'm passionate about helping churches
and faith-based organizations start adoption/orphan care ministries.

In the November issue of Adoption World e-zine, I announced that I am donating copies of my book, The Adoption Network: Your Guide to Starting a Support System, to churches,
denominations, seminaries, para-church organizations, and faith-based
adoption events.

What a response! During the past two weeks, I have shipped out over 700 books! People have ordered anywhere from one to 200+ copies at a time. Several church denominations have requested copies for every church in their region.

Now that I'm relatively caught up, I thought I'd let the rest of the world know about my mega-ministry book donation.

A bit about the book:

The Adoption Network is a 112-page, softcover workbook for those who want to start a face-to-face community of support for adoptive and foster parents, first/birth parents, and/or adopted people of all ages.

The book provides step-by-step instructions and worksheets for how to:

  • develop a mission statement
  • plan a budget
  • recruit leadership
  • create workshops, support groups, social events, mentoring programs, and more

While The Adoption Network specifies how to create faith-based ministries, it is generic enough that it can be used for any type of adoption network. The book retails for $9.99, so getting multiple copies for the price of shipping/packaging is deal that can't be beat.

The generosity of some dear friends enabled me to purchase several
thousand copies of The Adoption Network (yes, authors have to purchase our own books!).

I'm "paying it forward" by donating copies of my book to ministries. Do you know people who could use this handbook? Whether it's one
individual, a planning team of 20, a regional governing body of 200, or
a conference of 2,000, I will donate copies of The Adoption Network.

I request two things:

  1. You pay shipping (let me know how many books you need and I'll calculate actual shipping costs).

  2. You "pay it forward" by giving the
    books to those who can use them. Feel free to use the books as door
    prizes (not door stops), as small group study guides, and as gifts for
    church leaders and others interested in adoption/orphan ministry.  

Contact me today:, and we'll set up your book shipment.

Tell everyone you know about the ministry giveaway of The Adoption Network, and feel free to link to this post or reprint it on your own blog/Web site.
jlmstar December 3, 2008 at 8:11 PM

as i read, and re-read, this book, i am inspired to start an adoption support network in my community. i know that i would have support from our pastoral staff, and i know there would be lots of people who would benefit from such a network and who would want to participate in such. this book makes me realize how much i need to belong to such a group. i am totally motivated and encouraged to be an integral part of an adoption support network.

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