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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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How to Pray for Ukraine

Thank you for continuing to pray for orphaned and vulnerable kids around the world who are experiencing this time of global uncertainty. Thankfully, brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe remain committed to reaching them (in creative ways) and …

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“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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COVID-19 Update from Lifesong

We know you’re getting a constant stream of updates regarding COVID-19. Our team is working hard to communicate well with our ministry partners around the world and to relay those messages to people like you who are deeply invested in …

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A New Clinic in Haiti!

God has answered our prayers. A brand new medical clinic has been built and is being operated on the Lifesong campus in Bercy, Haiti. Your gifts and prayers—especially over the past year—have helped the people in Bercy receive access to …

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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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What’s Happening in Uganda?

Reaching orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda is long-term work, and it’s only made possible because of people like you who care. So thank you for your support. Enjoy this update from our teammate, Michelle Dropp— .. God is doing …

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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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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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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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