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Surviving Post Adoption Holidays with Your Extended Family

It’s supposed to be “warm and fuzzy time,” and during the holidays most families anticipate spending time with relatives. Thanksgiving and Christmas get-togethers give us a chance to build connections with people we love who live far away. For the adoptive parent however, these get-togethers can be the source of a lot of holiday anxiety. […]

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Update: Hodum Family Adopts a Taiwan Sibling Group

We loved hearing from Emily Hodum about the family’s recent adoption! Read our interview here. Tell me a little about your adoption story. What was the process like? What led you to adoption? I (Emily) went on a mission trip in 2011 to Bulgaria. This was the most life-changing experience I have ever had.  During […]

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Homecoming Story: The Smiths

At New Beginnings, we love sharing successful adoption stories with our supporters, and the Smiths have a beautiful story to tell. We touched base with Atonya Smith recently to get an update about her family’s adoption. Here is their story.   Michael and Atonya Smith began their adoption process over a year ago. It all […]

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Homecoming Story: The Tybors

We were so excited to discuss the adoption process with one of our adoptive moms, Charmaine Tybor. She and her family brought home two girls from Taiwan this year, and we couldn’t be happier for them. Here is a little bit of their story. It is beautiful. What was the process like?   At times, […]

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Host an Orphan from Taiwan This Summer

“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble.”  James 1:27 We announce a unique opportunity not only for some of the children from Taiwan but also for you, our supporters. For two weeks in July, 8 children (ages 7-10) from an orphanage in Taiwan […]

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Tom’s Visit to Taiwan

We’ve talked briefly about our newest Taiwan adoption program, but we haven’t go into a ton of details mostly because we’ve been working out the final details ourselves. We launched our non-infant adoption program with Poland last Spring and found an opportunity for a similar program in Taiwan. Last fall, Tom Velie, President of New […]

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Language in Taiwan

Adopting internationally often means raising a child who is bilingual. Although it may be difficult, knowing both languages is a reward that your children will thank you for when they are grown. Learning your native tongue and maintaining a link to their heritage are equally important parts of becoming your forever child. In Taiwan, the […]

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Taiwanese Games to Play with Your Children

We are so excited about our new Taiwan program. Sometimes when adopting older children, we are faced with the challenges of helping our children adjust to life here while preserving their sense of “home.” One great way to help them feel more comfortable living with you is to play games they were accustomed to in […]

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