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Trisha Priebe


A Word for Those Who Hurt Today

The reality of life in a broken world is that we hurt. And perhaps nowhere is this pain more poignant than in the lives of hurting children. We see brokenness both in the news and in our homes. We see …

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Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty Isn’t the American Dream | A Review

Looking for your next read? We’ve got you covered. Pick up Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty Isn’t the American Dream by Brian Fikkert and Kelly Kapic. Here at Lifesong, we believe every Christian is called to do something for orphans and …

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Adopted

Adopted as a little girl, I thought I had adoption figured out. Turns out, I was wrong. When, as a first-time parent, I brought my 4-year-old son home from Thailand, I felt like I was living in the Twilight Zone. …

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From an Orphanage to the Olympics: Meet Kai Owens

Photo credit: Rick Bowmer/AP    Kai Owens is a skiing prodigy. At just 17 years old, she’s one of the world’s best female mogul skiers, and this week, she’ll compete in the Beijing Olympics, her razor-sharp vision set on winning gold for …

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How the Christmas Story Is an Adoption Story

In a few days, we’ll gather with our families to celebrate Christmas. Many of us will open our Bibles to reflect on the Christmas story. While reading Luke 2 or Matthew 1, we’ll learn with Mary that she’s been chosen to give …

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Right Where You Belong: Thoughts From an Adoptee

As National Adoption Month draws to a close, I’d like to share a few thoughts with you as someone who was adopted and has adopted. These are thoughts I shared at the 2021 Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit in September. I …

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7 Verses for Seasons of Waiting

Waiting is hard work. Whether you’re waiting to complete an adoption, waiting to learn about a foster care placement, or waiting for general direction from God, remember these words from Paul David Tripp in his book, A Shelter in the Time …

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Did You Know These ’21 Olympians Were Adopted?

The Olympic Games are finally here! The sports world has officially gathered in Tokyo, and for the next two weeks, we’ll get to enjoy the beautiful ceremonies and impressive athletes that take center stage. It’s no secret that many Olympians …

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5 Lies Adoptive Parents Believe

Adoption is a gift. However, like anything important, a lot of misinformation surrounds it. And no matter how genuinely motivated, lies about adoption are harmful to children in need of families. How many couples are hesitant or unwilling to adopt simply because …

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Why Family Life Is the Answer to Orphan Care

We believe every child belongs in a family. And when it isn’t possible for children to be in their birth families—due to parental death, poverty, alcoholism, illness, or violence—we still believe children belong in families. Family is God’s design. And …

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