Project 143 Hosts International Orphans Hoping to Find Families

It seems like a gut-wrenching idea: Host an impovershied orphan from a destitute country for a few months, then send him or her back to her homeland.But Project 143 is hoping it will be a step toward finding families for hard to place children.Internationally as well as domestically, people tend to want to adopt infants. What happens to the orphans in Eastern Europe, Asia, or other parts of the world who are older, with some tough years behind them and an uncertain future … [Read more...]

Joy, Heartache, and the Plan of God: Our Adoption Journey

What happens when you have one plan and God has another?By LISA MURPHYAdoption has been a tremendous blessing to our family.  It’s also broken our hearts.Our journey to adopt a second child began three years ago.  My husband Jimmy and I sought the Lord, and God prepared our hearts for a beautiful baby boy.  Even before we met him, we knew our son had desperate needs – open heart surgery was his most pressing physical need, but he truly needed a family that would love him – complete … [Read more...]