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04/22/2022

Is Fundraising for Adoption Common?

We believe money should never be the reason a child doesn’t have a family. But money is the #1 reason families who consider adopting don’t do it. In fact, in 2013, the Barna Group conducted a survey and found that …

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04/08/2022

8 Adoption Grants You Should Know About

Adoption Grants. If you’ve adopted, are pursuing adoption, or are simply considering adoption, you’re familiar with a large piece of the process: funding. Thankfully—and perhaps overwhelmingly—there are tons of adoption financial aid resources to choose from. One of the most …

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10/06/2021

7 Verses for Seasons of Waiting

Waiting is hard work. Whether you’re waiting to complete an adoption, waiting to learn about a foster care placement, or waiting for general direction from God, remember these words from Paul David Tripp in his book, A Shelter in the Time …

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06/02/2021

5 More Podcast Recommendations

Summer has (un)officially begun, thus putting society into two camps: Those with summer reading lists, and those without. While we love a good book, we also love a good podcast. So much, in fact, we recommended 6 to you last year. …

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11/17/2020

Preparing for Primary and Secondary Adoptive Trauma

This month, we’re featuring some different voices from the world of adoption. The following post is written Renaut van der Riet, an adoptive father and pastor. He shared his adoption story on the Lifesong blog a few months ago (take …

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11/11/2020

Considering Adoption? 5 Questions to Ask

We are deeply grateful for trusted adoption ministry partners like Loving Shepherd Ministries who share their experience and expertise so freely with families in process. This post is from Amber Steffen and Loving Shepherd Ministries.   The adoption journey is …

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02/10/2020

How to Strengthen Your Marriage while Fostering or Adopting

Dennis and Barbara Rainey know a thing or two about how to strengthen a marriage They’ve strengthened their marriage even while caring for the world’s most vulnerable. They’ve been married over 40 years and have 6 grown children, one of whom …

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10/16/2019

How to Pray about Adoption

Prayer is easily one of our best and most underutilized tools. It’s not because we don’t want to pray. Nor is it because we don’t believe prayer is powerful. Sometimes we simply don’t know what to pray. Life—and specifically adoption—can get really complicated, so …

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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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07/03/2019

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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