Category Archives: orphan care

Vanessa’s Story: Part Six

If you are new to joining this series, please start with my first post and hear about our foster care journey with Baby Vanessa. Roosevelt church praying for Vanessa Jr & Sr at their baby shower Vanessa Sr. arrived to … Continue reading

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Vanessa’s Story: Part Five

If you are new to joining this series, please read the first part of Vanessa’s story. Vanessa’s Story: Part Five—Moving Grandma to Arizona A few days after Grandma Vanessa came to visit we arranged to have a meeting with CPS … Continue reading

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Vanessa’s Story: Part Four

And the saga continues… start at the beginning of Vanessa’s story by reading my first three posts.  Vanessa’s Story: Part Four—Grandma’s Comin’ to Town After four months of pushing Vanessa’s case along, we finally got the “ok” from CPS to have Vanessa … Continue reading

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Vanessa’s Story: Part Three

If you are new to joining this blog series, read parts one and two of our foster journey with baby Vanessa first. Vanessa’s Story: Part Three—Beginning a Relationship With Grandma     The initial meeting of bio family is so … Continue reading

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Vanessa’s Story: Part Two

My first post of this series shared how Vanessa came to be in our family. In this post, I want to give you a peek into my brain and thought process when we first heard about a relative placement. Vanessa’s … Continue reading

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Vanessa’s Story: Part One

I have wanted to post about our last foster care journey for a long time now. In foster care things have to stay confidential, so I wanted to wait until baby Vanessa was officially adopted before I published her story (with her mama’s permission of course!) Vanessa’s story … Continue reading

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The Church and Social Justice–Darrin Patrick

Over the next two days I will be posting my thoughts and reflections while at the Together for Adoption Conference If you want more of a specific outline of what the talks are about, check out some of the other live … Continue reading

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