03/20/2020

“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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03/13/2020

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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11/25/2019

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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11/12/2019

A War Orphan’s Incredible Journey of Survival

For the first 9 years of my life, I didn’t see myself as Asian. I lived in a country where everybody around me was Asian, but they told me I wasn’t. I was born in Korea, but I don’t have …

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11/06/2019

A Mother’s Journey to Adopt 15 Children

When we first stepped out in obedience, we asked God to work in our lives in a way that only He could get the glory. And He did. He called my husband Dave and I to adopt. We currently have 17 …

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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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