The Marathon after the Sprint: 6 Ways to Support Families Post-Adoption

Guest post by the CCAI Post-Adoption Team The sprint to adoption is filled with paperwork, prayer, fundraising, classes. But once a child comes home, the post-adoption marathon begins. Here’s how to support adoptive families over the long haul.   God doesn’t …

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Love That Is Fought For

“Love isn’t less valuable because it’s fought for. And it isn’t less valuable because it comes easy. Remember that.” Some adoption stories seem perfect from start to finish… from a tear-filled homecoming to beautiful days and restful nights packed with …

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When Adoption Is Deemed “Urgent”

2 sons adopted on the left, Rachel (mom) on the far right, attorney and in-country adoption team members in the center, and personal escort from the US Embassy to the airport in the middle in orange.   There’s a lot …

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5 Things Your Child’s Birth Mom Wants You to Know

Adoption is life-changing for everyone involved, including birth moms. Unfortunately, birth moms’ voices often go unheard. We’re grateful for Dominique White and her courage to share her heart with us—   3 years ago, I placed my 2-day old son …

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Promises Over Plans

Guest post from Christen Price (Adoptive Mom & Lifesong Matching Grant Recipient) Like many families, adoption was something my husband and I always talked about in our marriage but never knew exactly when the time would be right. Having three …

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Faithfulness: A String of Yeses

Guest post by Kondo Simfukwe My wife and I recently brought home three biological sisters from Haiti. Those three joined our two biological kids at home, so needless to say, our lives have been a seven-truck pileup for the last …

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4 Tickets on the Last Flight Out

Both international travel and adoption come with unpredictable elements. But add a pandemic to the mix and the word “unpredictable” takes on a whole new meaning. Hear how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted one Lifesong family—Kelly, Laura, and Sloane, who was …

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“The Moment We Knew We Were Called to Adopt.”

Just three years after grieving the loss of their daughter, Jon and Kristen felt called to adopt. The following post written by Jon details their journey from calling to homecoming.  In January 2013, we mourned the loss of our daughter …

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The Crazy Idea of Adopting a Child Sharing My Condition

According to the National Council for Adoption… 88.5% of children adopted by U.S. families have special needs or a challenging medical condition. In some situations, these children are viewed as “less than” or “undesirable”, so their parents abandon them. In …

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10 Things Birth Moms Want You to Know

Back in 1985, I chose adoption for my son. Being a birth mom has changed my life forever. Regardless of our place on this planet, birth moms share the journey of facing a decision in a pregnancy and letting our …

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