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09/18/2020

Adopting? Here’s Why You Should Apply for Grants.

Nearly one year ago, after we supported the adoption of her daughter through a matching grant, we received a letter from a mom named Kendall. It’s filled with gratitude and encouragement, but it also displays some key benefits of applying …

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09/16/2020

The Power of a Seed: My Journey in Foster Care

My name is Crystal Williams, and I am a former foster youth. I aged out of the foster care system at the age of 18, and I was so blessed to be able to be in a family that decided …

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09/14/2020

Small Matters: 9 Powerful Quotes

Small matters: little things can (re)make a life. Small matters was the theme for the CAFO2020 Summit that was held last week. And like so many other events in our lives this year, the Summit looked very different than usual. Typically, …

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09/11/2020

7 Miracles, 1 Adoption

While going through the process of adopting their daughter, Corey & Holly made a point to list out some of the main ways they saw God at work. The end result was a beautiful collection of miracles that, if not …

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09/09/2020

We Never Adopted… But Our Children Did

Guest post by Marla Ringger, Co-Founder of Lifesong for Orphans Gary and I became grandparents in our youth. He was 48 and I was 47. Two and a half years later, we had a full house: 3 granddaughters and twin …

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09/07/2020

Let’s Celebrate the End of Summer!

Last week we shared an update about the New Life program for young moms and orphan grads. Today, we’d like to give you a glimpse into the Ukraine summer camp program for orphaned and at-risk children. Thank you for your partnership …

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09/04/2020

7 (Crazy Encouraging) Things to Say to Adopting Families

A quick Google search will yield hundreds of examples of what not to say to an adopting family. Here are 7 things to say. 1. “Congratulations!” It almost seems too simple, but genuine excitement is golden to adopting families. You may …

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09/02/2020

The Value of Community in Adoption

Guest post by Renaut van der Riet (pictured above) The Gospel compelled my wife Brooke and I to get involved in reaching children from hard places, in bringing children who didn’t belong into belonging spaces. We were inspired, we were ready, …

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08/31/2020

Hope for Young Moms in Ukraine

In Ukraine, one of our goals is to help break the orphan cycle. One way we do that in is by providing continued love and support to orphan grads as they transition into adult living. A few years ago, Natasha, …

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08/28/2020

4 Amazing Adoption Fundraising Stories

Fundraising for adoption? Or maybe just considering it? Sometimes it helps to hear stories from other families who have walked the same path before you. To help encourage you, our team has a storehouse of testimonies from families who have seen …

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