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07/17/2019

You Can Help a Family Adopt

In January 2013, Courtney and Trey began the adoption process, excited about the adventure God was taking them on. They were taking a step of faith and going where God was leading. What could go wrong? But then the delays piled …

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07/15/2019

God Keeps Building His Ministry in Zambia!

God has built amazing things in Zambia! And with your support, the work continues.   Here’s a recent update from our team– Building Kingdom Men In early July, 74 young men from our Student Life program gathered for a weekend-long …

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07/12/2019

A Birth Mother’s Hopes

According to the Adoption Network, 60 to 70 percent of domestic adoptions today are open. Open adoptions allow biological parents to participate in choosing their child’s adoptive parents and gives them the opportunity to stay in contact with their child post-adoption. …

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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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07/08/2019

See What God Is Doing in Ukraine

Thank you for giving and praying for orphaned and vulnerable kids in Ukraine. Recently, our team in Ukraine shared this exciting story–   Denys’ Story Denys never met his father and lived with his mom who was an alcoholic. When …

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07/05/2019

Financially Impossible? Not for God.

Choosing a hard yes over an easy no. From fundraising to waiting to adjusting, adopting isn’t easy. But with God’s leading, every adoptive and foster family makes the decision to say YES to their child (and the JOY that comes …

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07/03/2019

6 Podcasts About Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care

On the hunt for a new podcast? Look no further. If you’re interested in foster, adoption, or orphan care, these 6 podcasts are for you–   1. The Forgotten Podcast Who’s the Host: Jami Kaeb, founder of  The Forgotten Initiative, Lifesong’s foster care …

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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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06/28/2019

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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06/26/2019

How to Connect with the Child You Sponsor

There are around 7.5 billion people in the world. And if you live in the United States, you share a country with just over 4% of them. With modern advantages, we’re not limited to only knowing our families, neighbors, or …

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