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Allie Zehr


Adoption: A Glimpse of the Gospel

Many of the families we come alongside are experiencing some form of waiting. Whether that be for funds, placement, or countless other things. The following testimony is from a fundraising family. And miraculously, their mySTORY page raised nearly $45,000 in less …

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A Family to Call Her Own

Children with Down syndrome are considered harder to place. But that label didn’t stop this family from following God’s leading and bringing 2 little girls home. The following is their testimony. We are the Colfack family. My husband and I …

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An Impact that Outlasts an Internship

These days, internships seem nearly essential. But depending on where they end up, an intern’s role can look very different: from being the designated coffee runner to mindlessly plugging numbers into a spreadsheet. This isn’t one of those internships. At …

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Putting the Details in Perspective

Ever feel in over your head? Like all the small details have started piling up? This adoptive mom can relate. The following testimony happened while fundraising for her son’s adoption. With a small gesture, God moved her heart in a …

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Letting Go of the American Dream

We can always find excuses to avoid acting on God’s will for our lives. Be it comfort, money, time… But God has a way of showing us the flaws in our excuses when they go against His better plans. The …

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“Our Adoption Is Saturated In God”

“God got us here, and He will see us through.” These words ring through the mind of nearly every believer at some point in life. It’s confusing when God calls us to do things we’d never plan for ourselves. But, …

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Chosen to Adopt

Many families deal with the harsh reality of infertility. And for these families, adoption can feel like Plan B. Such was the case for Andrew and Bonnie. But a word from God led to a shift in their perspective. The …

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From Stranger to Daughter in 13 Hours

Like many things in life, adoption rarely happens “according to plan.” Josh & Kelsey planned to adopt a newborn, but God had a different idea in mind. Not only would they adopt a 19-month-old, but they would bring her home …

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Putting Together Their Family Puzzle

We believe God intended all children to be in a safe and loving Christian family. But sometimes, that intention isn’t always obvious. Some families struggle to stay together. Adoptions can take years or fall through altogether. Things don’t always happen …

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“We Get To Be His Family!”

The statistics hold true–older children are less likely to be adopted. And in Ukraine, as these young adults age out of orphanages, 70% will face organized crime, prostitution, suicide or drug overdose within two years. Thankfully, age didn’t stand between …

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