5 Things My Adopted Daughter Taught Me

Guest post by Lifesong mom, adoption advocate, and blogger, Lissa Anglin. We adopted our daughter from China when she was 2 years old. And in the course of the almost 3 years that she has been home, I have heard …

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What Does James 1:27 Really Mean?

Guest blog post by Jason Johnson We completely renovated our house before moving in. The process took about 5 months in total, was messy and costly, but in the end, worth it. The finished product is beautiful and comfortable and …

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In the Battle to Adopt…

Guest post from the Stoll family, Lifesong fundraising support recipients.   We first entered the adoption process in the midst of deep grief and loss. We’d just returned to the U.S. from serving as missionaries in Ethiopia due to the …

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Introducing a Bible Reading Plan that Also Helps Orphans!

The new year is a great time to start a new Bible reading plan, and we’re excited to share an opportunity with you from Katie Hauck Ministries. Beginning January 13, Coming to Life will launch videos that bring life to your Bible …

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Adoption Changed My Life: Thoughts from a Board Member

Bob Hoerr is a husband, father, grandfather, and has served as Board Chairman & CEO of his family’s commercial construction businesses for the past 25 years. He also serves on the Lifesong board of directors.   He writes— Nearly 16 …

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Joy in Obedience: Adopting the Little Boy in the Pink Shirt

Guest blog by David & Jackie Askvig In early 2015, we had two young children and began to feel God pushing us toward adoption. We narrowed our focus to foster care and felt God confirming that we should begin our …

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Preparing for Primary and Secondary Adoptive Trauma

This month, we’re featuring some different voices from the world of adoption. The following post is written Renaut van der Riet, an adoptive father and pastor. He shared his adoption story on the Lifesong blog a few months ago (take …

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Considering Adoption? 5 Questions to Ask

We are deeply grateful for trusted adoption ministry partners like Loving Shepherd Ministries who share their experience and expertise so freely with families in process. This post is from Amber Steffen and Loving Shepherd Ministries.   The adoption journey is …

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The “Why” of Down Syndrome Adoption

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. So this month especially, we’re thankful to be partners with the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN). Its mission is simple: to ensure every child born with Down syndrome has the opportunity to grow …

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Life Lessons from Adoption: Love Is Costly

Guest post from pastor, adoptive dad, and Lifesong matching grant recipient Brad Raby.  My wife and I had the unique experience, joy, and challenge of entering the world of international adoption. At the time of writing this, we have been home …

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