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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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With a Bit of Sass and Spunk | A Letter to Lifesong

Next week is World Down Syndrome Day. So it’s perfect timing that we received the following letter this week from a family who has adopted 3 treasured children with Down syndrome … Dear Lifesong, We have now been home with …

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How to Choose an Adoption Agency

Choosing the right adoption agency is critically important. If all goes well, you could be working together for months or even years. Especially if you are pursuing an international adoption or an open domestic adoption, you could be in contact …

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An Impact that Outlasts an Internship

These days, internships seem nearly essential. But depending on where they end up, an intern’s role can look very different: from being the designated coffee runner to mindlessly plugging numbers into a spreadsheet. This isn’t one of those internships. At …

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Putting the Details in Perspective

Ever feel in over your head? Like all the small details have started piling up? This adoptive mom can relate. The following testimony happened while fundraising for her son’s adoption. With a small gesture, God moved her heart in a …

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5 Reasons to Come with Us to Haiti This Summer

You are invited. Believe it or not, summer will be here soon, so now is the time to plan a short-term mission trip. Whether you’d like to build a team at your church or join an already-existing team, we’d love …

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See What God Is Doing in Uganda

People like you help support 8,362 children in 13 countries, including Uganda. Since this is our first Uganda country update here on the blog, we want to share a little bit with you about this country we love. . Uganda …

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Domestic, International, or Foster-to-Adopt?

So you want to adopt. But from where? Now that you’ve decided to adopt, it’s time to decide where you’ll go.┬áTalk to any number of people who have adopted and you’ll likely get the same number of strong opinions. Bottom …

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How Your Church Can Support Adoption Today

Today, we’re honored to partner with 454 churches and adoption fund partners whose goal it is to help bring children home. This network of adoption funds spans 44 states, and each one is passionate about reaching orphans globally and supporting …

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How to Understand the Power of Trauma

We are thankful to share this update from our ministry partner, Amy Block, at Village of Hope Guatemala.   Trauma. We see it every day here at Village of Hope Guatemala. Most people think of orphan care as feeding, educating, …

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