Lifesong Blog

Allie Zehr


3 Benefits of a Church Adoption Fund

Here at Lifesong, we believe the Church is the solution to the orphan crisis. And local churches—specifically—are uniquely equipped to reach families in their church congregation and to walk with them through the adoption process in a long-term, relational way. …

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Hope in the Midst of Brokenness

Joel and Kristen received a Lifesong matching grant through our partner, Hands of Hope, to bring their daughter home from the Republic of Congo. After their adoption, they shared this beautiful testimony about the hope of adoption, in spite of the …

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The Son They Dreamed Of

Lance and Sonya received a Lifesong interest-free loan to bring their son home from China. And their story is nothing short of a miracle. In Lance’s words– Our journey to adopt our youngest son began in an unexpected way. In …

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11 Years and 7 Adoptions Later

In Christian circles, it’s common to hear the phrase, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” But Scripture tells us a different story. In 2 Corinthians, we can read about Paul’s time in Asia– “We do not want …

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5 Examples of Adoption in the Bible

There’s no denying that adoption is central to the Gospel message– For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15) …

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7 Human Trafficking Statistics that Put the Problem in Perspective

Slavery does still exist. Disguised under the term human trafficking, it’s one of the fastest-growing crimes. And it often hides in plain sight. As World Day Against Trafficking in Persons approaches, we pray these 7 statistics will shed light on …

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A Birth Mother’s Hopes

According to the Adoption Network, 60 to 70 percent of domestic adoptions today are open. Open adoptions allow biological parents to participate in choosing their child’s adoptive parents and gives them the opportunity to stay in contact with their child post-adoption. …

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Financially Impossible? Not for God.

Choosing a hard yes over an easy no. From fundraising to waiting to adjusting, adopting isn’t easy. But with God’s leading, every adoptive and foster family makes the decision to say YES to their child (and the JOY that comes …

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6 Podcasts About Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care

On the hunt for a new podcast? Look no further. If you’re interested in foster, adoption, or orphan care, these 6 podcasts are for you–   1. The Forgotten Podcast Who’s the Host: Jami Kaeb, founder of  The Forgotten Initiative, Lifesong’s foster care …

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How to Connect with the Child You Sponsor

There are around 7.5 billion people in the world. And if you live in the United States, you share a country with just over 4% of them. With modern advantages, we’re not limited to only knowing our families, neighbors, or …

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