Jill Nelson

Jill is a correspondent for WORLD. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and the University of Texas at Austin. Jill lives in Orange County, Calif., with her husband, two sons, and three daughters. Follow her on Twitter @WorldNels.

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Overseas orphans

Adoption | Parents of good will often face hurdles as they complete ethical international adoptions
by Jill Nelson
Posted 10/30/15, 01:00 am

November is National Adoption Month, and since adoption is biblically good and humanly generous, our tendency is to applaud every adoption impulse. But in a fallen world corruption can turn dreams into nightmares, and some Christian parents have to decide: break the law or leave a child in dire circumstances?

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Drawing a red line

Russia | Will NATO defend the Baltics if Russia attacks? As signs of imminent warfare grow, the Ukraine example breeds fear and frustration
by Jill Nelson
Posted 3/20/15, 01:00 am

Rima Masek has lived in Orange County, Calif., for more than two decades. But she still proudly flies her Lithuanian flag on Independence Day and offers chocolates from her motherland to guests. Deeply disturbed by Russia’s growing aggression, she chooses her kvass carefully. “I almost didn’t buy this because I thought it was from Russia,” she explains as she shows me a bottle of the fermented rye drink with a monk on the label. To her relief, the beverage—called Monastyrski—was bottled in Ukraine and poses no risk of supporting the Kremlin’s imperialistic ambitions, she said.

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Ukraine's long winter

Ukraine | Even with cease-fire and sanctions, the war that isn’t just won’t stop
by Jill Nelson
Posted 2/20/15, 01:00 am

As winter’s bitter cold hovers over eastern Ukraine, a glimmer of hope briefly emerged for the country’s war-ridden east. After 16 hours of grueling negotiations in mid-February, the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine, and Russia hammered out the terms of a cease-fire agreement they hoped would bring some measure of peace to a conflict that has caused 5,600 deaths since April 2014.

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