09/06/2019

Why Grandparents Matter More than You May Think

Grandparents are critical in building a sense of belonging in an adoptive family. One of Nathan’s most memorable times when growing up in his adoptive family centered on the relationship he had with his adoptive grandfather. Nathan was adopted from …

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06/28/2019

What Is a Home Study?

I have been a licensed social worker practicing in international adoptions for over 6 years now, and I must confess that I absolutely LOVE paperwork! However, I recognize that I am probably in the minority. I tell families that the beginning …

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03/18/2019

Bringing Penelope Home: Saying “Yes!” to a Child with Down Syndrome

World Down syndrome Day is this week. How and why does a family decide to adopt a child with Down syndrome? Certainly, families make their decisions for different reasons, but here is one family’s transparent journey to saying, “Yes!” (Adoptive) …

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01/30/2019

Why Ask Why: Decoding Your Child’s Perplexing Behavior

Often, caregivers get stuck in an endless cycle of correcting our children’s unwanted behavior … without experiencing any effective long-term change. Even if we manage to make them comply in the moment, the behavior is simply waiting to emerge again. …

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09/12/2018

A Personal Invitation to Change a Child’s Life

Each time I go to Zambia, I get to see the fruitfulness of God’s hand and the way that sponsors impact the lives of each of my favorite kiddos.   I see the way [the students] are loved by each …

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08/15/2018

Where Do I Start? An Adoption Guide

Guest post by Loving Shepherd Ministries Adoption can be an overwhelming process, and it’s ever-changing. Recent slow-downs in many countries and a vast number of agencies to choose from (both international and domestic) can lead you to ask questions like: …

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09/27/2017

An Open Letter to Infertility

. Nearly 5 years ago, you were just an idea or a thing that happened to someone else. But not to me. And I would shake my head in sadness for all those women who suffered at your hands. You were a …

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01/27/2016

Children and the Great Commission | David Platt

Children are so precious. They’re a treasure to be cherished. Yet we live in a country and a culture where children are a problem to be avoided. I’m reminded of Matthew 19:13-15 when children were brought to Jesus, and the disciples …

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