Posts Tagged ‘Resources’

Adoption, Isolation, and Community

This summer, I have had the great privilege of helping to plan and organize a retreat for adoptive/foster mothers in our community.  Over the weekend, I gathered with a group of mothers for an incredible time of fellowship, laughter, tears, prayer, and restoration.  We all went around and told our stories of waiting, longing, loving, […]

Our Toddler Adoption Travel Must-Haves

When we were preparing for our potentially two month long trip to Poland to complete our adoption of Elliott, I was at a loss as to were to begin on packing.  Not only had I never had a toddler, I had never had a toddler dealing with the unique circumstances of adoption.  There was so […]

Gifts that Give Back

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   This next week is all about shopping … Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber […]

Prayer: For The Orphans

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   This is the last Monday of November, and thus our last day of presenting […]

So, what’s the deal with Foster Care?

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   Although it is not exclusively related to “orphan” care, we think the topic of […]

Adoption Q & A, Part 2

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   Last week, I shared that because November is Orphan Awareness Month, we will be […]

Adoption Q & A, Part 1

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   On Monday, I shared that because November is Orphan Awareness Month, we will be […]

“I think I want to adopt … now what??”

Today, we are on high alert.  Today, we are supposed to find out if we have been approved by Baby W’s country to adopt him.  Today, we are trying not to freak out and are fighting mild panic attacks every time the phone dings or an email appears in the inbox.  OH MY WORD. So, as […]

A Day in Des Moines

It has been a long and busy week for us in the adoption department … and somehow the week is not over??  Through the weekend and early part of this week, we were in grant application insanity mode.  We had about 5-6 grant applications that we had been working on for weeks and weeks finally […]

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