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Different Types of Adoption

When prospective adoptive parents begin their adoption journey, they typically research the various types of adoption. Adoption agencies, attorneys, foster care, open, closed, domestic, international. The list can be long and confusing! We’ve discussed these many options with adoptive families, as well as those curious about adoption in general. To help you understand the different […]

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How to Tell Your Children Their Birth Parents Weren’t Perfect

Each adoption is unique. For some, the relationship with the birthparents is open, loving, and beautiful. Others experience a closed adoption for various reasons, some of which could be issues with drugs or a situation involving rape or assault. As adults, we understand that not every person or situation is perfect, but how do you […]

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Adoption and Pastors: Supporting Adoptive Families

As we move forward, adoptions are becoming even more accepted than they were in the past. Although we have moved (slightly) past sideways glances and whispers on the street, adoptive families are still treated differently, even in the church. Because adoption is often a sensitive subject, many people avoid it so they do not offend […]

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Adoption and Your Extended Family

Adoption begins with loss of a birthparent. Either through death or an inability to parent, your child lost his or her birthparents. The beautiful picture of adoption is the restoration of love and family. However, that initial loss often fosters many questions from family members, your child and even complete strangers. How much do you […]

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Help Us Offer Hope this Fourth of July

Miranda (true name), 16 years old and pregnant, with no mother or father in her life to offer love or support, endured the pressure of her very own grandmother to abort her unborn baby. As the grandmother of four amazing grandchildren, I find it difficult to grasp. But Miranda stood alone for life—was referred to […]

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Honoring Birthmothers

The birthmothers we serve sacrifice so much even beyond the 9 months they carry a child whom they will not parent. Our adoptive families always feel such gratitude for these strong, brave women, but often struggle with how to show that gratitude and love. As Valentine’s Day approaches, we have a few ideas. Even in […]

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How and When Do I Talk to My Child About Adoption?

Children who are exposed to the term adoption and their adoption story at an early age are more comfortable asking questions and talking openly about the subject. For children whose adoption story may involve some difficult details, it’s okay to share simple, age appropriate parts of the story through the early years. With the door […]

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