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This Little Guy was Worth the Wait | An Adoption Story

Is the wait worth it? Especially while we wait for something as important as children—whether adopted or biological—it’s natural to wonder about God’s timing. Canceled plans, lost dreams, and extended waits … all deeply disappointing. If we’re honest, sometimes it feels …

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When God Uses Infertility To Grow A Family

On the last full week of April, just a few weeks before Mother’s Day, families across the United States observe National Infertility Awareness Week. And while infertility is not a prerequisite for adoption, it is a circumstance God often uses to …

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An Open Letter to Infertility

In 2017, an adoptive mom and Lifesong matching grant recipient moved our audience by candidly sharing her experience with infertility. Today, nearly 4 years later, her words still resonate deeply. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, enjoy this special guest …

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Convinced You Can’t Afford Adoption? Meet These 2 Families.

So you’re thinking about adoption. But the steep fees, piles of paperwork, and endless unknowns seem to contradict your better judgment. And then there are the fees—how on earth does anyone ever afford adoption? Consider this teaching from Martin Luther …

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How Good Friday Is for Broken and Hurting Parents

The reality of life in a broken world is that we see pain everywhere we look. And perhaps nowhere is pain more poignant than in the lives of hurting children. We see suffering in broken homes, overpacked orphanages, and CPS offices. …

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Gethsemane: Where Healing Begins

In 2014, an adoptive mom moved our audience by candidly sharing her family’s experience with post-adoption trauma. Today, over 6 years later, her words still resonate deeply. Enjoy this special guest post from the Lifesong Blog archives…    I sat …

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Powerful Advice for Your Adoption

In 2019, Brandon and Kathryn brought home their daughter from China with help from a Lifesong matching grant. And in the process, they received some powerful advice. In Kathryn’s words…   When God opened our eyes and our hearts to …

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This Is Adoption

What comes to mind when you hear the word adoption? You might envision a happy airport homecoming, a beautifully diverse family, dramatic behavior challenges, even a rescue pup (thoughts on that here). But there’s no one better equipped to give a …

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6 Steps to Cope with a Disrupted Adoption

Disrupted adoptions are deeply painful. I know because, in one of the darkest seasons of my life, I experienced one. My husband and I had joyfully poured everything we had—from our plans to our prayers to our finances—into an adoption …

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Counting Up the Cost of Adoption

Meet Jay and Sarah. Faithful followers of Jesus, fierce adoption advocates, and loving parents. They brought home their oldest home in 2015 with help from a Lifesong matching grant. And they couldn’t wait to give him a sibling. But what …

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