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10/28/2019

The Powerful Story Behind Orphan Sunday

In Lusaka, Zambia—a city of over 1 million people—is a tiny compound called Kalingalinga. Here, the roads are dusty as the sun beats an eternal inferno on the heads of street vendors selling vegetables to make ends meet. Children laugh as they …

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10/23/2019

How to Use Your Holiday Budget to Make the Biggest Impact

The average American will spend approximately $650 on gifts this year. Which, according to the National Retail Federation, will total more than $465 billion during this holiday season. That’s a lot of money, and it’s a lot of opportunities to …

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09/11/2019

How to Tell Your Child’s Story: 3 Thoughts

You are raising an incredible, resilient child. And, by design, you are your child’s greatest cheerleader. You get to champion the story. As a fellow adoptive parent, I have the desire to shout from the rooftops what God is doing …

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09/04/2019

Where Pain and Purpose Meet

Caring for children in need is not a natural decision. If it were instinctive, far more people would do it. And God wouldn’t need to remind us throughout the Bible to make it a priority. Caring for children in need—whether working …

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08/07/2019

Raising Kids Who Care: 5 Ways to Inspire Compassion

One thing is increasingly clear: We live in a world of hurt. Right now, as we prepare our kids for an exciting new school year, there are many children—some who will sit right next our kids in the classroom—who have …

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07/24/2019

10 Encouraging Verses for Weary Parents

Let’s face it, parenting is hard work. And parenting children with difficult histories can add unique challenges. But what you’re doing every day for your child—caring, teaching, loving—is eternally significant work. So parents, here are 10 verses for your encouragement— …

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07/10/2019

Life as a Single Foster Mom

Foster parenting is good, but hard. Foster parenting as a single parent can be even harder, but it can also be very good. Earlier this year, Jillian Kellenberger—a fellow teammate at The Forgotten Initiative, Lifesong’s foster care ministry—stepped out in faith and …

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07/03/2019

6 Podcasts About Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care

On the hunt for a new podcast? Look no further. If you’re interested in foster, adoption, or orphan care, these 6 podcasts are for you–   1. The Forgotten Podcast Who’s the Host: Jami Kaeb, founder of  The Forgotten Initiative, Lifesong’s foster care …

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07/01/2019

Is America the Answer to the Orphan Crisis?

Every day, an estimated 5,700 children become orphaned around the world. According to UNICEF, this happens because of war, natural disaster, poverty, disease, stigma, and medical need. Here in the United States—while we don’t have traditional orphanages—the number of children …

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06/14/2019

Your Church Can Help Foster and Adoptive Families. Here’s How.

In your church, families who are fostering and adopting need your help. Here at Lifesong, we take seriously our responsibility—and privilege—to encourage churches and church leadership like yours to get involved, and to equip church members to reach children and …

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