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The Church’s Role in the Orphan Crisis

Photo by Artem Bali on Pexels.com Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy (Prov. 31:9). Recently, someone was telling me about a family who was planning to adopt a sibling group from foster care. I was excited for them--and, honestly, a bit jealous--when I heard how this young, married… Continue reading The Church’s Role in the Orphan Crisis

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3 Reasons to Fight for the Unborn

    If you've been following my blog for any time now, you must know that all three of our beautiful children are adopted. We are so blessed to have them in our family, and I can't imagine life without them. But what you might not know is that our older two almost missed out… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Fight for the Unborn

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Just the Facts: Infant Adoption

    In one of my adoption groups today, I was astonished at a lot of the misinformation that was being shared. I expect someone who hasn't been through the process to be naive regarding what adoption looks like, but I was surprised to find it in the adoption community as well. So I lovingly… Continue reading Just the Facts: Infant Adoption

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5 Ways to Talk to Your Child About Adoption

Talking about adoption with children is an intimidating prospect for many parents. So many people fear that what happens in the movies will happen to them if they share their child's adoption story. But adoption is beautiful and not something that needs to be hidden. Every child has a right to know their story, and… Continue reading 5 Ways to Talk to Your Child About Adoption

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Just a Foster Mom’s POV

It's been awhile since I posted--mostly because we have taken in two extremely needy foster children, and our lives have been so intense lately! From therapy appointments to school schedules and homework, our lives have been turned upside down! These are the first two placements we have agreed to take on for a longer time… Continue reading Just a Foster Mom’s POV

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What Can You Do to Help Them?

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world--Jms. 1:27. She came skipping down the driveway at 1:30 in the morning, her hair an oily mess from the coconut oil treatment she had received at the… Continue reading What Can You Do to Help Them?

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Who Am I?: Answering the Tough Questions

Who am I? This question is probably one of the most common questions that adopted children ask at some point in their lives. The feelings of insecurity can crop up at the most unexpected moments and leave them filled with questions. At nine years old, my oldest child has been asking those questions for years.… Continue reading Who Am I?: Answering the Tough Questions