The ThinkOrphan Podcast

The Think Orphan podcast is hosted by Kelly Stewart, Social Worker and adoptive mom, and Philip Darke, President of Providence World and co-author of In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence. Each week, they discuss the difficult issues and hot topics involved in the global orphan crisis with leading voices from around the world, such as Jedd Medefind, Rick Morton, and Peter Greer. From poverty alleviation and family strengthening, to best practices in caring for orphaned and abandoned children, to human trafficking and mentoring, Phil and Kelly will work with you to navigate the issues that affect millions of children and families all over the world
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May 31, 2016

In this episode, we hear from Craig Greenfield, founder and international director of Alongsiders and author of Subversive Jesus. Craig is living out the upside down nature of the Kingdom of God by living amongst and serving in some of the poorest communities in Cambodia and Canada.

In this week’s episode, you will discover:

  • Craig’s New Book, Subversive Jesus and the background of the title
  • Craig’s story of living in the slums of Cambodia and the inner city of Vancouver
  • The practice of exclusivity to be inclusive
  • How his family practices radical hospitality
  • Insiders leaving the charge in cross cultural work
  • Alongsider’s Academy
  • Resourcing to keep children in their communities
  • The need for mother and father figures

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May 24, 2016

In this episode, Ruslan Maliuta, International Facilitator of the World Without Orphans movement shares how an idea became a movement. He is a tireless advocate for the fatherless, devoted to making a world without orphans. What if we could live in a world without orphans? For show notes, please visit


May 17, 2016

Special Episode with Johnston Moore, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Home Forever, on the specifics of ICWA and the Lexi Case. For show notes, please visit

May 17, 2016

In Episode 7, Johnston Moore, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Home Forever, speaks with us about the need for permanency for children in foster care, the role of family preservation, the issues in foster care and assisting children aging out of the system. For show notes, please visit

May 10, 2016

We had a chance to hear from Rebecca Nhep and were astounded at the depth of understanding she shared with us in regards to the orphan crisis around the world.

Rebecca Nhep is the Joint CEO and Head of International Programs at ACC International. Rebecca runs the ACCI Kinnected program, which focuses on upholding children’s right to a family through deinstitutionalization, family based care and family preservation. Rebecca has been working with ACCIR for 16 years, 11 years field based in Cambodia working on community and family & community strengthening and family-based alternative care programs. Rebecca serves on the board of Children in Families, a Cambodian NGO providing family-based alternative care. For show notes, please visit


May 3, 2016

In Episode 5, Chris Marlow, Founder and CEO of Help One Now, joins Phil and Kelly to discuss empowering high-capacity national leaders, poverty alleviation, family strengthening, and his new book, Doing Good is Simple. For show notes, please visit

Apr 26, 2016

In Episode 4, Todd Guckenberger, Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries, joins Phil and Kelly to discuss issues surrounding orphanages, mission trips, and a 5-Point Development Plan for every child in B2B’s care. For show notes, please visit

Apr 19, 2016

In Episode 3, Phil and Kelly discuss micro-enterprise and poverty alleviation with Peter Greer, President of HOPE International, and how breaking the cycle of poverty preserves, strengthens families, and prevents children from becoming orphans. For show notes, please visit 

Apr 12, 2016

In Episode 2, Jedd Medefind, President of Christian Alliance for Orphans, joins us to discuss the current landscape of the orphan care crisis, the importance of clarity in caring for children, and the different stages of advocacy. Jedd and CAFO are leading a movement to unite churches and organizations and equip them for the effective care of orphans around the world.

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Apr 5, 2016

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1 of the Think Orphan podcast. In this episode, Philip Darke and Kelly Stewart define the Who, What, and How of Think Orphan. This week they introduce the topics they will be covering in coming episodes and what led them to their involvement in the global orphan crisis. Phil and Kelly also highlight some upcoming guests, as well as some resources that have influenced their respective journeys toward orphan care.  Welcome to Think Orphan!

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