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Adoption Funding


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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06/24/2020

The Marathon after the Sprint: 6 Ways to Support Families Post-Adoption

Guest post by the CCAI Post-Adoption Team The sprint to adoption is filled with paperwork, prayer, fundraising, classes. But once a child comes home, the post-adoption marathon begins. Here’s how to support adoptive families over the long haul.   God doesn’t …

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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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06/17/2020

How to Begin a Church Adoption Ministry

Recently, we celebrated with our Outside the Walls church fund partner, Legacy 685, as they awarded their 200th adoption grant. Legacy 685 Director Toni Steere graciously shared her thoughts on some tangible steps that a church of any size can take to …

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06/12/2020

Love That Is Fought For

“Love isn’t less valuable because it’s fought for. And it isn’t less valuable because it comes easy. Remember that.” Some adoption stories seem perfect from start to finish… from a tear-filled homecoming to beautiful days and restful nights packed with …

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05/29/2020

Legacy 685 Celebrating 200 Families!

Legacy 685 just celebrated their 200th adoption grant! Legacy 685 is the adoption, foster, and orphan care ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church. It is also a Lifesong Outside the Walls church fund partner. Recently, they celebrated giving over 200 …

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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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04/24/2020

Promises Over Plans

Guest post from Christen Price (Adoptive Mom & Lifesong Matching Grant Recipient) Like many families, adoption was something my husband and I always talked about in our marriage but never knew exactly when the time would be right. Having three …

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