Trauma Parenting

“Trauma” has become a buzzword over the last few years – and for good reason.  Our understanding of the impacts of various traumas has grown exponentially.  Parents, caregivers, medical staff, school staff, churches are all becoming more aware of the prevalence of “adverse childhood experiences” (ACEs) and how to approach the children in their care.  According

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In the fall of 2014, we saw this video (I do encourage you to watch it!) and ultimately decided to host a 14-year-old girl from Latvia.  We were new to the idea of hosting.  We had never discussed adoption.  But we were excited to host and knew that our girl had an older sister in

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Adoption

With one google search, you can find information about the adoption process between the United States and China. There are fantastic accredited adoption agencies at work in China that are not only completing adoptions, but are also involved in amazing humanitarian work to assist children who are still waiting. As you research the China adoption

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Adoption

International adoption is an amazing experience.  During the process of meeting and visiting your child(ren), you are also able to submerge yourself in the culture in which they come from.  The process of adoption is not easy in any country, even domestically.  However, if you take it a chunk at a time, it is very

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Adoption, Foster Care, Vulnerable Children

Orphan and Stand Sunday are scheduled each year for the second Sunday in November. Intentionally incorporating awareness, advocacy or intercession into a church service can move the heart of the congregation. Here are a few critical numbers to know:143+ million: Number of orphans in the world 400,000: Number of children in U.S. foster care 380,000: Number of

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Adoption

The staff at 143 Million Reasons and Project 143 recognizes the need for adoption awareness 365 days a year.  However, we also want to acknowledge and promote November as the National Adoption Awareness Month.  It is a month where we all take extra care in promoting the many children that are in the foster care

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