Foster Care

Perhaps you’ve talked about fostering for a long time but always find a reason why you shouldn’t, such as not enough time, two working parents, impact on biological children, or feeling your house is too small. Perhaps you are becoming a foster parent with the hopes of adopting in the future. As Foster Care Awareness

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Vulnerable Children

 When you mention the number of orphans in the world, people undoubtedly have a mental image and perception of what that means.  This will be shaped from the images they’ve seen in a magazine, on the internet, on a television special.  It may also be shaped by their own experiences.  Perhaps they took a mission

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Supporting Families

How to Throw a Welcome Shower for a Recently Adopted Child Most of us have attended a baby shower in the past — a special party that both celebrates the upcoming birth of a child and provides a way for friends and family to “shower” the new parents with things they will need in the

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Supporting Families

Do you have a friend, coworker or family member who recently adopted? Wondering how to best support them as they settle into their newly expanded family life? So often, local and not-so-local friends wonder what they can do when a new adoptive family arrives home. Well, wonder no further, because here are adoptive family-approved ideas:

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Foster Care

With May being Foster Care Awareness Month, P143 wanted to share some stories of what led parents in our community to foster care along with 10 reasons families foster. Here are the top 10 reasons people decide to foster children: Filling a home with lovePerhaps you feel that your home has extra love to give

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Supporting Families, Vulnerable Children

More and more people are feeling drawn to adoption, foster care, and other opportunities supporting orphaned and vulnerable children. Whether you are a church, nonprofit organization, business, individual, school, homeschool group, parent support group, civic or community organization — everyone has varying skill sets, resources and experiences to share.  Most people understand why to get

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