Faultless: The American Orphan

DVD Release: May 24, 2013
Faultless: The American Orphan


This docudrama uses spoken word poetry and a dramatic narrative story of one child’s journey to explore what Christianity Today calls “the burgeoning Christian orphan care movement” taking place within the church in America. Faultless: The American Orphan was created to inspire and equip Christ followers to more deeply love and care for hurting children in America by providing an overview of the challenges facing children in foster care, an introduction on how the Bible instructs us to act in light of those challenges, and some hopeful examples of men and women across the country responding to the present needs in truly God glorifying ways.

Dove Review

Here is an awesome DVD! I thoroughly enjoyed viewing it. It deals with orphans who are raised in foster care homes and those compassionate couples that wish to adopt them. We meet great kids like Amelia, age seven, who wants to be a ballet teacher, and Ben, age eleven, whose favorite sport is basketball.

In addition we meet several adults who have become foster care parents or adopt children and we learn of their determination to share their Christian love with kids who need it. In fact, one man states that if Christians are going to encourage the pro-life belief, such as encouraging a prostitute to have her baby, then they need to get behind the talk and help the kids out by either taking them in or help them by supporting the places that help them.

Jedd Medefind is one voice in the documentary that speaks on behalf of the Christian Alliance for Orphans and states that these children need to be found and loved. He says that Christians need to be “defenders of the fatherless”. In this remarkable DVD we also learn of Project 127 and how a pastor and church got behind helping find places for children and how they have supported them. Also featured is a story of a young man named David who, due to red tape, could not be adopted by a woman named Margaret but when he turned eighteen and was out of the system, legally signed a form for her to adopt them. The point is made that this is how much many kids want a home and security.

We learn that Jesse and Mark, filmmakers, wanted to create a movie about the orphans in order to help them. As James 1:27 states pure and “faultless” religion means taking care of orphans and widows. This incredible film will uplift the spirits of those who watch it. This one easily earns five Doves from us, our highest rating. Although this film is not made with the very young in mind as far as viewership, it is a wholesome movie and we are pleased to recommend it for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: A poem is read about the sound of beer bottles smashing and we see a few in a home to show what orphans would have seen and dealt with.
Nudity: None
Other: The difficulties some kids face and the fact that foster care and adopting these kids is actually do-able and affordable.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Director: Jesse Lavender
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 44 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter