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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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09/04/2020

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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08/28/2020

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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08/19/2020

They Said “Yes” & Left the Rest Up to God

Adoption & foster care advocate Jason Johnson once said, “There’s never a perfect time to foster or adopt. Just a lot of reasons to say YES despite the many reasons to say NO.” It’s easier said than done. But saying …

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08/10/2020

Join Us! Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit

You are invited to an exciting online summit. On Thursday–Friday, September 10–11, thousands of orphan care, foster care, and adoption advocates—like you—will gather online for the 2020 Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit. If you want to connect with like-minded …

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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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