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Trisha Priebe


08/14/2019

Redefining Retirement: God’s Adoption Plan for Our Family

How do you want to spend your retirement? Ever think that God might call you to add another child to your family? Would you be willing to open your heart and your home to a foster child or a newly …

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08/07/2019

Raising Kids Who Care: 5 Ways to Inspire Compassion

One thing is increasingly clear: We live in a world of hurt. Right now, as we prepare our kids for an exciting new school year, there are many children—some who will sit right next our kids in the classroom—who have …

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08/05/2019

Take a Trip to Camp in 10 Pictures!

Attending a Christian camp can be a wonderful, life-changing experience. Each summer—with the prayer and support of people like you—our team in Ukraine hosts multiple camp programs for our students to learn about God and grow in their walk with …

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07/26/2019

How to Choose: Open, Semi-open, Closed Adoption

Adoption is filled with choices. One of the first things you must decide is whether you want to pursue open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Your choice depends on the relationship you want to have (and you ultimately want your child to …

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07/24/2019

10 Encouraging Verses for Weary Parents

Let’s face it, parenting is hard work. And parenting children with difficult histories can add unique challenges. But what you’re doing every day for your child—caring, teaching, loving—is eternally significant work. So parents, here are 10 verses for your encouragement— …

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07/19/2019

5 Dangerous Myths about Adoption

Adoption is a gift. However, there’s a lot of misinformation. And misinformation—even when the person sharing it is genuinely motivated—can be harmful to children in need of families. How many couples are hesitant or unwilling to adopt simply because of …

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07/10/2019

Life as a Single Foster Mom

Foster parenting is good, but hard. Foster parenting as a single parent can be even harder, but it can also be very good. Earlier this year, Jillian Kellenberger—a fellow teammate at The Forgotten Initiative, Lifesong’s foster care ministry—stepped out in faith and …

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07/01/2019

Is America the Answer to the Orphan Crisis?

Every day, an estimated 5,700 children become orphaned around the world. According to UNICEF, this happens because of war, natural disaster, poverty, disease, stigma, and medical need. Here in the United States—while we don’t have traditional orphanages—the number of children …

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06/12/2019

Good Grief: 7 Ways to See Your Grief as a Gift

Heartache is nearly a pre-requisite on the foster care/adoption journey. You probably know already that no foster care or adoption story is without loss or grief … and not only for the child. Maybe you’ve experienced— Infertility Loss of a dream Difficult …

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06/10/2019

Critical Need: Men in Orphan Care

Dad, you are needed in orphan care today more than ever. Men are called to protect and provide for families, and to help father fatherless children. In Deuteronomy 10:18, God set an extraordinary example by “executing justice for the fatherless.” This is …

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