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Allie Zehr


09/03/2021

The Top Advice for First-Time Adoptive Parents

We recently asked a question to our social media audience: “What’s one piece of advice you would give to first-time adoptive parents?” Individuals from all sides of the adoption triad—adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents—were encouraged to share tips. And we …

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07/02/2021

From Sister to Mom: A Life Marked by Adoption

A single adoption journey impacts so many lives. Our minds often go to a child who was adopted or parents who brought a child home. But the following letter that was sent to our office recently proves that one life …

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06/02/2021

5 More Podcast Recommendations

Summer has (un)officially begun, thus putting society into two camps: Those with summer reading lists, and those without. While we love a good book, we also love a good podcast. So much, in fact, we recommended 6 to you last year. …

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03/03/2021

3 Women Who Will Inspire You Today

Meet Ruslana, Lulune, and Tiffany. While these three women live in different corners of the world, they’re united in two ways. First, as sisters in Christ. Second, as colaborers on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children. These women aren’t making …

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02/26/2021

2 Things to Remember About Adoption Funding

ADOPTION FUNDING CAN BE STICKY. While most of us would rather get our wisdom teeth pulled (again!) than talk about money, let’s be honest: For many families, getting help with adoption funding can be the difference between adopting and not being …

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02/10/2021

Video: What Does God Say About Justice?

Justice. The small word holds significant weight. It’s something everyone longs for, and yet it’s often at the center of disagreement and controversy. In Scripture, it isn’t uncommon to find “justice” in passages regarding the orphaned, widowed, and vulnerable. For …

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01/29/2021

No Coincidences with God (An Adoption Miracle!)

The following family brought their son home from India in 2018 with help from a Lifesong matching grant. They recently sent a thank you note our way, along with an amazing account of God’s faithfulness. In their words…   We …

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01/22/2021

5 Families Show What Happens When You Support Adoption

Money should never be the reason a child doesn’t have a family. But unfortunately, lack of funds is the top reason that only 5% of Christian families have actually adopted, though 38% have considered it. That’s where people like you come in. …

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01/13/2021

Make This a Year of Healing with Post-Adoption Support

2020 is finally in the rearview mirror. After the year we’ve just gone through, you may be seeing your weaknesses and frailty in a much clearer light. Adoptive families—with all their unique transitions, traumas, and needs—can be especially vulnerable in …

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01/08/2021

Your Longing & The Gospel

Happy New Year! If you rang in 2021 with a heavy heart or a keen sense of the world’s brokenness, be encouraged— Our longing points us to the beauty of the Gospel story. As the following Lifesong Family shares, “Just …

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