Lifesong Blog

Trisha Priebe


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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05/29/2019

Run with Purpose

June 8, 2019. A week from Saturday, orphan advocates and exercise enthusiasts will gather at the Connie Link Amphitheater in Normal, IL, for the annual Safe House Walk/Run to help care for the girls living at the Safe House in …

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05/24/2019

Connected to a Bigger Picture

Like you, we love hearing how God provides for waiting children and adoptive families. Where He leads, He provides. We received the following note from a family who received a matching grant and brought their precious little girl home from …

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05/15/2019

How Much Does Adoption Cost?

Funding is one of the most intimidating yet critical pieces of the adoption process. Discussing the fees associated with adoption services can make us very uncomfortable. Because words matter, it is critical that whenever we discuss adoption funding we do …

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