Category Archives: Adoption

Days Like These: Why is it taking so long?

Hi Dennae, When my husband and I first began the adoption process over a year ago, we were strictly in a domestic infant program. Long story short, God has opened our hearts, and we are now open to children up … Continue reading

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Days Like These: Where Do I Start?

 Dennae, “My husband and I have been considering foster care but are afraid of the impact it will have on our very young children. Do you have resources you’d suggest or ways to start looking into working in foster care … Continue reading

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New Blog Series: “Mama Said There’d Be Days Like These…”

I am starting a new series, but I need your help! Write me a question or share a personal struggle you have had on your foster care or adoption journey. Anything from your in-laws not approving of your decision to adopt, … Continue reading

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Differences between birthing and fostering…

Is there a difference between having had my biological son and fostering with the hopes to adopt? Or adoption in general? Yes, there are several differences. There are many, many more similarities, but the reality is there are some differences … Continue reading

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The Naked and Vulnerable God

Here is my newest post up at Together for Adoption:  “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and … Continue reading

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Marcel’s Testimony…what Amazing Grace!

Marcel, our ten year old son, was baptized yesterday. It was so special to hear his explanation of how he was lost and then found. Marcel is incredibly articulate and described beautifully first how God found him physically through adoption, and … Continue reading

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10 x 100=1000 for orphans

Yesterday we began our challenge to raise $5000 for orphans. Marcel and Mya are SUPER excited to be apart of it and have decided that they can be responsible for raising $1000 all by themselves. We’re hopeful to use this … Continue reading

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Tim Chester and Relaxing in Trinitarian Love

Tim Chester is a pastor of the Crowded House in Sheffield, England and spoke to us today from John 17 on “Relaxing in Trinitarian Love”  Most of the other talks I have summarized and posted my thoughts, but for this … Continue reading

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Vermon Pierre on the gospel and trans-racial adoption

Just got to listen to my favorite preacher talk about race and trans-racial adoption (he’s also pretty cute too ;)). Vermon is the lead pastor of our church in downtown Phoenix, Roosevelt Community Church, and we have a wonderfully diverse … Continue reading

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Jeff Vanderstelt, the gospel, missional living, and adoption

   Jeff Vanderstelt is the pastor of Soma Community church. This is my 7th or 8th time hearing Jeff speak on missional living & the gospel and I am struck by how relevant and meaningful his words are each time … Continue reading

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