The adoption process is confusing. It can seem complex and convoluted. You may feel overwhelmed by how much you don’t know, even to the point of not knowing which questions you need to ask. Read more

Every day millions of children wake up without a family. This reality should shock us, right? That is a staggeringly high number, and every single digit represents a real, unique child—a child with hopes and dreams and fears and struggles and a fundamental desire to be known and loved. But for so many of us, we are no longer shocked. The orphan crisis has become an accepted and tolerated element of our reality. It is, in a way, normal. This… Read more

Okay, so YOU aren’t adopting, but you know someone who is. What should you do? Read more

Every child needs a family. We believe this is a fundamental truth about human beings. We were created to live with the love, protection, and permanency of a family. But for more than 140 million children in the world, the love of a family is not a present reality. That is not okay, and here are four reasons why: 1. Family Restores Health The medical challenges facing children who have been orphaned can include malnutrition, parasitic infections, and HIV/AIDS. In… Read more

Adoption is best approached with an open heart and a prayerful attitude. The adoption journey is beautiful, but it can also be long and trying. We are so thankful to love a God who invites us to lean on him in situations like this. Whether you’re deciding if adoption is the right path for your family, or if you’re already in the process, here are three prayers that you can bring before God: 1. “Lord, we need your wisdom.” When… Read more

The orphan crisis is a global tragedy. It exists overseas and in America. Right now, there are thousands of children in foster care in the United States. These children live without the security and love of a permanent family, and there is something you can do to help. As a foster parent, you can provide care and support to these precious children. Here are five steps toward becoming a foster parent: 1. Contact Your State Find your state’s DHS site… Read more

It’s the most common question we hear. “Why is the adoption process so expensive?” This aspect of the process seems confusing and complicated. And, well, it can be. The adoption process, especially when you are just starting out, has many… Read more

The Bible is God’s word. It is truth and life—encouraging the believer to walk in the light and inviting us into a deeper relationship with God. That’s why it is so important to read scripture with your kids. Hope and love leap from the pages of the Bible. We want to help our kiddos step into these things from a young age, raising them in the love of Christ! Here are 10 verses we think are great for kids to… Read more

The loving bond between a child and a parent is one of the most beautiful, sacred, and important relationships in the world. A parent plays an irreplaceable role in the life of a child—influencing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This impact is felt through all of life, well beyond teenage years and into adulthood. A parent is a role model, care-giver, teacher, nourisher, provider, safe place, and so much more. But what about the millions of children in the world… Read more

The adoption journey is not always easy, and it doesn’t end the day a child is welcomed home. Many people are unfamiliar with the full experience of those impacted by adoption. As a result, it’s very  easy to be inadvertently offensive or insensitive in comments or questions. As we seek to bring vulnerable children home to families, we want to be careful to use our words in a way that encourages and brings life. Although the heart behind the words… Read more

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