Adopted By Design: Hard Questions About Orphans & Suffering in Our World

Four years ago America World Adoption produced a video that addressed difficult questions many of us wrestle with, especially as it relates to orphans. The video was shown at our “Adopted By Design” seminars and offered some Biblical perspective to questions like, “Why did God design a world that included pain and suffering?” and “Why does God allow the orphan crisis?”

In part one of this video, these two questions are addressed by Emily Richards (daughter of Steven & Mary Beth Chapman) and Mark & Melanie Hall (Casting Crowns).

As you watch this video, we hope that you will prayerfully consider how you can be a part of the orphan crisis–whether through adoption, financially supporting orphan initiatives, taking a Storyteller Mission trip, or something else God is calling you to do. As the body of Christ, He is calling us to be His hands and feet and care for orphans (James 1:27).


If you are considering adoption and have questions after visiting our Adoption Programs pages, you can contact us at or 800-429-3369.

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