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05/22/2020

1 Year Out of the Orphanage and in Her Family’s Arms

Many of the stories we share conclude with a child coming home. But as every adoptive family knows, “gotcha day” is just the beginning. Bonding as a new family is serious work. If you’re an adoptive or foster parent in …

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05/15/2020

A Miracle in a Misread Ultrasound

For many people in the world today, the future feels more uncertain than ever. We’re plagued with questions like: “When will things begin opening up?” “Will our family vacation happen this summer?” “How long will our savings last?” Thankfully, in …

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05/01/2020

When You Aren’t Prepared to Adopt

The call to adopt comes in different forms. For some, the call has been laid on their hearts for years. For others, the call comes slowly with much prayer and contemplation. But to be certain: no one feels entirely prepared …

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04/24/2020

Promises Over Plans

Guest post from Christen Price (Adoptive Mom & Lifesong Matching Grant Recipient) Like many families, adoption was something my husband and I always talked about in our marriage but never knew exactly when the time would be right. Having three …

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04/14/2020

Radical Business: In Partnership with God

What’s the relationship between pig feed and being radical about your faith? That’s one of the questions Gary and Marla Ringger answered during their recent interview on the FamilyLife Today podcast. Gary Ringger—Founder and President of Lifesong for Orphans—was a …

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04/10/2020

4 Tickets on the Last Flight Out

Both international travel and adoption come with unpredictable elements. But add a pandemic to the mix and the word “unpredictable” takes on a whole new meaning. Hear how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted one Lifesong family—Kelly, Laura, and Sloane, who was …

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04/08/2020

How Friday Changes Everything

This weekend we’ll celebrate Easter. But in the absence of our usual Easter traditions, Good Friday may feel more relevant to us this year. On a Friday night two thousand years ago, chaos and uncertainty reigned. Jesus had just died, and His …

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03/25/2020

5 Helpful Things to Say to an Anxious Child

As parents, if we’re feeling fearful or unsure, then we can rightly assume our kids are feeling it, too. Children who have experienced trauma are especially prone to anxious feelings in uncertain times. According to Karyn Purvis and the Institute …

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03/20/2020

“The Moment We Knew We Were Called to Adopt.”

Just three years after grieving the loss of their daughter, Jon and Kristen felt called to adopt. The following post written by Jon details their journey from calling to homecoming.  In January 2013, we mourned the loss of our daughter …

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03/13/2020

The Crazy Idea of Adopting a Child Sharing My Condition

According to the National Council for Adoption… 88.5% of children adopted by U.S. families have special needs or a challenging medical condition. In some situations, these children are viewed as “less than” or “undesirable”, so their parents abandon them. In …

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