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04/12/2019

Dumbo Movie | A Caution to Foster and Adoptive Parents

  Who doesn’t love seeing an old classic re-made? Much to the delight of audiences young and old, Burton’s colorful reimagining of the 1941 Disney classic, Dumbo, hit theaters recently, and the ratings suggest it might be safe for a …

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04/10/2019

How the Easter Story Is Your Greatest Motivation

When we read about the death of Christ, we can’t wait to get to Easter morning. We want to see Christ victorious! But even in our enthusiasm to see good triumph over evil, it’s easy to miss how Jesus’s death and …

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04/08/2019

Win a Trip to CAFO2019 Summit!

  Join us for CAFO2019 Summit! Next month, thousands of orphan care, foster care, and adoption advocates will meet in Louisville, KY, on May 8-10, for the 2019 Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit. We want YOU to be able to …

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04/03/2019

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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02/13/2019

Social Justice or the Gospel?

Abortion, human trafficking, immigration, orphan crisis, poverty, racial prejudice … Daily, it seems, a new or heightened example of social injustice fills our news feed and leaves us echoing the words of Psalm 13, “How long, O Lord?” And while …

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02/06/2019

5 Ways to Build a Missional Marriage

If you’ve been married longer than a week, you know that a healthy marriage takes work. Specifically, if you want to build a missional marriage—that is, a marriage centered around the mission of taking the good news of the Gospel …

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01/30/2019

Why Ask Why: Decoding Your Child’s Perplexing Behavior

Often, caregivers get stuck in an endless cycle of correcting our children’s unwanted behavior … without experiencing any effective long-term change. Even if we manage to make them comply in the moment, the behavior is simply waiting to emerge again. …

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01/23/2019

How to Be a Healthy Parent This Year

By now, you know that parenting isn’t a sprint—it’s a marathon. And especially when we bring children into our home with extra or unique challenges and needs, it can feel like an ultra marathon. Dr. Karyn Purvis—now with the Lord—was …

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01/10/2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Orphan Care

This time each year, we pause to honor the life and leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ll celebrate his extraordinary courage and reminisce about his famous March on Washington where 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to hear his …

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11/28/2018

Instant Family | Movie Review

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures . Any time a new movie or TV show draws attention to adoption or foster care, we take notice. . Instant Family is in theaters now. Watch the trailer. Here are 5 things to know about …

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