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The Power of the Church in the Foster Care System

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It is our vision to see the church step up to fulfill the call in James 1:27… Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress. Our Current Mission: Create a Bridge Between the Church and State to Place Kids in Families We as… Continue reading

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#BeABlessing – Supporting Foster and Adoptive Families Through the Holidays

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Many of us look forward to the holiday season. We anticipate all of the things that we love…crisp weather, favorite seasonal foods, and family traditions. As you know, not everyone shares the same sentiment. Often the memories of previous holidays for children from hard places are overshadowed by chaos, financial struggles, and substance abuse. How… Continue reading

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How Fostering Has Affected My Children

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Before we decided to become foster parents (with the hope of eventually adopting) we sat down with our kids to make sure they were on the same page. We wanted them to know the hard stuff (this child might be mean and hurt you, Mom is going to have to spend a lot of time… Continue reading

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Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!

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God has poured out abundant blessings in 2014. We give thanks for His provision and guidance through which hundreds of kids from foster care have the opportunity this year to celebrate Thanksgiving in the security and love of a family. As we reflect on the many gifts God has provided, would you join us in… Continue reading

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Charging Stations Part #2

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Parenting kids from hard places can feel like spinning plates. Both take careful timing, intense focus and patient practice. Some things spin faster than others and something is always a bit wobbly. It’s stressful! When the day’s show is over, plate spinners are fatigued, exhausted and ready to let the plates rest awhile. That’s where… Continue reading

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Charging Stations Part #1

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Most of us are fanatical about keeping our cell phones charged. How else would we stay connected to our family, friends, work and the world? We keep spare chargers in the car for when our phone’s been working overtime to keep us in network. Our need to recharge makes outlets at Starbucks, the airport, even… Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons Church Involvement Is So Important

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In preparing for a Refresh Conference 2014 workshop, I’m putting together a “Top Ten Reasons Why Church Involvement in Supporting Foster and Adoptive Kids and Families is So Important”. Here’s my top nine. What would you add for number 10? Kids benefit from extended faith community. A strong faith community provides several of the benefits Search Institute1 has identified… Continue reading

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