Lifesong Blog

Allie Zehr


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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02/14/2020

Finn’s Gift: Becoming a Mission-Minded Family

Generosity is often generational. Time and time again, we see former orphans becoming orphan advocates and adoptees becoming adoption advocates and even adoptive parents. It echos John’s words in 1 John: “We love because He first loved us.” At the …

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02/05/2020

Love One: Sponsor a Child

It’s February, and love is in the air. According to Hallmark, at least. Since we know that love is action, we have an opportunity for you to get into the spirit of the season: child sponsorship! For as little as …

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01/31/2020

A Mother’s Thoughts on Gotcha Day

We love to celebrate anniversaries. Whether a birthday, wedding, graduation… when something big happens, the date is etched in our minds. So it comes as no surprise that when adoptive parents first meet their child, that day is (often) celebrated …

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01/24/2020

The God of Timing, Not Timelines

Every week, our team receives testimonials and stories from families we’ve served. And we love it. We constantly see God working in miraculous ways to get His kids into loving, Christian families—so often, in fact, that we almost overlook His …

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01/22/2020

A Day on Mission in Haiti

You’re invited. Throughout each year, our team at Lifesong–MBO in Bercy, Haiti, hosts short-term mission teams for a week of Gospel-centered service, learning, and relationship-building. We’d love for you to consider visiting to see and participate in God’s work of …

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01/17/2020

Vanessa Coming Home

Some argue that “happy airport homecoming” videos aren’t the most accurate picture of adoption. Every adoption involves heartache, loss, and disappointment, and yet we celebrate it with balloons, banners, and parties. Why? Because adoption is a beautiful contradiction of loss and gain. The …

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01/10/2020

“This Girl Is a Miracle Girl”

Here at Lifesong, we’re honored to be part of over 8,000 adoption journeys and counting. While every story is unique, there are some themes that unite them all, like God’s provision, faithfulness, and perfect timing. And each is clearly seen …

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