More often than not, when we hear about adoptions of an older child we envision a well put together family seeking to provide love and a safe home to a child that is in desperate need of a new life.  We think of a family life that would live out in a “happily ever after”

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With it being Self Care Awareness Month, it’s a good time to remind us to check in and ask ourselves very personal but necessary questions. Am I happy today?Am I thankful?Am I ignoring any physical changes that need to be addressed?Am I practicing my own advice?Am I on-the-go so much that I just need a break?Do

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My son was delivered by the spiritual bondage of the word and meaning orphan, as he is no longer one. My son was delivered by the grip of the enemy in his personal life and set onto solid ground by our Lord Christ Jesus.  He no longer mocks or disrespects those in need or with

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Right before we met Michael we also met our soon to be other children Angelica & Kristjan and had already started the adoption process along with Bogdan. Viktor we met at the same time as all the kids and Jesus planted the seed we were to adopt him as well but we choose to advocate

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If you are looking for a feel good and fuzzy feeling story of adoption, this may not be your story.  This is a story of the battle for the least of these, the ones closest to God’s heart, the orphan.  This is a story of devastation leading to victory and redemption in the battle when

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I am a night owl.  Every night I am up late catching up on computer work and soaking in the quiet time that it affords me.  As I sat on my couch in Southeast Iowa in the Spring of 2013, I stumbled upon a picture of a boy with a hosting group.  His description said,

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“Mom, It’s Borsch not Soup”and Other Food Lessons I’ve Learnedfrom Our Ukranian Host KidsOur family has hosted children five times from Ukraine. Each of these five times we have hosted the same brother and sister pair and the last two of these five times we added another host son to the mix. Besides hosting, we

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If “orphan” were a disease it would be considered a worldwide pandemic. With the introduction of our new blog, we thought it was very important to have a post dedicated to just the raw statistics.  These are the statistics that are not only in our name, but are the numbers that drive us each day

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