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Adoption Funding


08/07/2020

How God Led One Family to Adopt a Daughter with Down Syndrome

Adoption is complicated. To an outsider, it might seem like families choose to complicate it even further by adopting a child with special needs. But here’s a look at one family’s perspective… When we first started the adoption process, we pursued …

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07/31/2020

Proof That Your Waiting Has Purpose

It’s a word both adults and children alike despise: wait We tend to want things instantly. And in our modern, fast-paced culture, that’s not an unreasonable expectation. 2-day shipping. Instant streaming. Microwave dinners. If only adoption was that simple… A …

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07/29/2020

This Adoption Story Isn’t What You Think

Guest post by Donna Nicholson, LPC, from Bethany Christian Services Emily* was a 36-year-old mother of two and facing an untimely pregnancy when we met. Her story was long, complicated and, to me, a pregnancy counselor for Bethany Christian Services, …

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07/28/2020

2020 Mid-Year Impact Report

Would you celebrate God’s faithfulness with us? While much of life has been on hold or shut down this year, God is still at work. Specifically, we’ve seen His faithfulness to care for the orphaned and vulnerable as we serve …

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07/17/2020

A Decade-Long Dream

Though the decision to adopt isn’t quick or easy, the call to adopt is usually clear. And whether it takes days or a decade from being led to adopt until the adoption is finalized, God is faithful every step of …

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06/26/2020

What’s in a Name?

From a huge miracle (avoiding a historical pandemic) to tiny, precious details (a nickname at the orphanage), God showed up in amazing ways to bring little Joshua home to his permanent family. His mom, Crystal, shared with the Lifesong team… …

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06/24/2020

The Marathon after the Sprint: 6 Ways to Support Families Post-Adoption

Guest post by the CCAI Post-Adoption Team The sprint to adoption is filled with paperwork, prayer, fundraising, classes. But once a child comes home, the post-adoption marathon begins. Here’s how to support adoptive families over the long haul.   God doesn’t …

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06/19/2020

What to Do If Your Adoption Gets Overwhelming

“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” —Charles Spurgeon A little over one year ago, Bryan and Joy traveled to Burundi, Africa, to adopt their son, Samuel. Get a peek into their …

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06/17/2020

How to Begin a Church Adoption Ministry

Recently, we celebrated with our Outside the Walls church fund partner, Legacy 685, as they awarded their 200th adoption grant. Legacy 685 Director Toni Steere graciously shared her thoughts on some tangible steps that a church of any size can take to …

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06/12/2020

Love That Is Fought For

“Love isn’t less valuable because it’s fought for. And it isn’t less valuable because it comes easy. Remember that.” Some adoption stories seem perfect from start to finish… from a tear-filled homecoming to beautiful days and restful nights packed with …

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