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03/25/2020

5 Helpful Things to Say to an Anxious Child

As parents, if we’re feeling fearful or unsure, then we can rightly assume our kids are feeling it, too. Children who have experienced trauma are especially prone to anxious feelings in uncertain times. According to Karyn Purvis and the Institute …

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03/20/2020

“The Moment We Knew We Were Called to Adopt.”

Just three years after grieving the loss of their daughter, Jon and Kristen felt called to adopt. The following post written by Jon details their journey from calling to homecoming.  In January 2013, we mourned the loss of our daughter …

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03/13/2020

The Crazy Idea of Adopting a Child Sharing My Condition

According to the National Council for Adoption… 88.5% of children adopted by U.S. families have special needs or a challenging medical condition. In some situations, these children are viewed as “less than” or “undesirable”, so their parents abandon them. In …

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03/02/2020

A Word to the Weary Mom

International Women’s Day is this week. But I don’t expect you to know that since you spend your mornings rushing around feeding your kids and getting them ready for school. (Whoever invented the phrase “herding cats” never herded children.) Who has …

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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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01/29/2020

7 Comments Adoptive Parents Often Hear (+ Their Grace-filled Responses)

As an adoptive parent, you know that adoption invites all kinds of comments. As an adoptee and an adoptive mom, I understand. (Is it just me, or do a lot of these comments get made at the grocery store?) Some comments …

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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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01/17/2020

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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