Lifesong Blog

Allie Zehr


06/26/2020

What’s in a Name?

From a huge miracle (avoiding a historical pandemic) to tiny, precious details (a nickname at the orphanage), God showed up in amazing ways to bring little Joshua home to his permanent family. His mom, Crystal, shared with the Lifesong team… …

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06/19/2020

What to Do If Your Adoption Gets Overwhelming

“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” —Charles Spurgeon A little over one year ago, Bryan and Joy traveled to Burundi, Africa, to adopt their son, Samuel. Get a peek into their …

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06/04/2020

Visit Lifesong Ukraine Today!

We aren’t all able to hop on a plane and fly across the ocean to visit our team in Ukraine, so we brought the Lifesong Ukraine team to you. Keep scrolling to experience of our first-ever virtual vision trip…   Welcome …

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05/22/2020

1 Year Out of the Orphanage and in Her Family’s Arms

Many of the stories we share conclude with a child coming home. But as every adoptive family knows, “gotcha day” is just the beginning. Bonding as a new family is serious work. If you’re an adoptive or foster parent in …

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05/15/2020

A Miracle in a Misread Ultrasound

For many people in the world today, the future feels more uncertain than ever. We’re plagued with questions like: “When will things begin opening up?” “Will our family vacation happen this summer?” “How long will our savings last?” Thankfully, in …

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05/01/2020

When You Aren’t Prepared to Adopt

The call to adopt comes in different forms. For some, the call has been laid on their hearts for years. For others, the call comes slowly with much prayer and contemplation. But to be certain: no one feels entirely prepared …

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04/03/2020

Loaves, Fish, & Adoption Funding

What God desires to happen, He makes happen. God is faithful to give us what we need in order to live in obedience to His will. And we find evidence of this in a story tucked in each of the …

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03/04/2020

Are There Still Orphanages in America?

You ask… Are there still orphanages in America? Good question. Let’s start from the beginning. The first orphanage was established in the United States in 1729. By 1850, 56 orphanages were up and running, responding to health epidemics and the …

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02/28/2020

A Bad Reason to Adopt?

The road to adoption is messy. There’s a reason why only 5% of practicing Christians adopt, even though 38% have considered it. To consider adoption is to embark on an introspective journey where we see ourselves in our most vulnerable …

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02/21/2020

This Is the Solution to Orphans’ Needs

The solution to orphans’ needs: The Church Over and over in Scripture, God commands His followers to serve the marginalized and neglected, hurt and abused. And He demonstrates this in the person and work of Jesus Christ, from His interactions …

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