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01/31/2020

A Mother’s Thoughts on Gotcha Day

We love to celebrate anniversaries. Whether a birthday, wedding, graduation… when something big happens, the date is etched in our minds. So it comes as no surprise that when adoptive parents first meet their child, that day is (often) celebrated …

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01/29/2020

7 Comments Adoptive Parents Often Hear (+ Their Grace-filled Responses)

As an adoptive parent, you know that adoption invites all kinds of comments. As an adoptee and an adoptive mom, I understand. (Is it just me, or do a lot of these comments get made at the grocery store?) Some comments …

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01/27/2020

Something New in Ukraine!

Thank you for giving and praying for orphaned and vulnerable kids. Here’s a recent update from our team in Ukraine–. . Recently, we introduced our kids to something new and unusual: chess! Though the game of chess isn’t actually new …

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01/24/2020

The God of Timing, Not Timelines

Every week, our team receives testimonials and stories from families we’ve served. And we love it. We constantly see God working in miraculous ways to get His kids into loving, Christian families—so often, in fact, that we almost overlook His …

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01/22/2020

A Day on Mission in Haiti

You’re invited. Throughout each year, our team at Lifesong–MBO in Bercy, Haiti, hosts short-term mission teams for a week of Gospel-centered service, learning, and relationship-building. We’d love for you to consider visiting to see and participate in God’s work of …

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01/17/2020

Vanessa Coming Home

Some argue that “happy airport homecoming” videos aren’t the most accurate picture of adoption. Every adoption involves heartache, loss, and disappointment, and yet we celebrate it with balloons, banners, and parties. Why? Because adoption is a beautiful contradiction of loss and gain. The …

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01/15/2020

The Impact of Sports in Orphan Care

In Ukraine, an estimated 250 children enter the orphanage system every day. In the United States, the average public school has 520 students. Which means, every 2.5 days, the equivalent of an entire U.S. public school goes to live in …

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01/13/2020

Something to Celebrate in Zambia!

God is doing great things in Zambia! Three years ago, we celebrated our first graduation at Lifesong School in Zambia, and now we have celebrated our third! The needs of the country—and specifically the children—are big. Most children lack adequate …

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01/10/2020

“This Girl Is a Miracle Girl”

Here at Lifesong, we’re honored to be part of over 8,000 adoption journeys and counting. While every story is unique, there are some themes that unite them all, like God’s provision, faithfulness, and perfect timing. And each is clearly seen …

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01/08/2020

4 Things You Should Know about Fear

When we take a leap of faith, fear is never far off. Even Lifesong’s creation story has notes of fear. Our founder, Gary Ringger, had no idea what was in store when God called him to use his business for …

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