In hosting programs, boys are often overlooked but can be some of the most superstar children. As we prepare for our Spring 2021 hosting season, please take a moment to look at these beautiful faces who have not yet found families.For more information about these and other precious children, please check out this link: https://www.p143.org/pre-registration/

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Today’s post is dedicated to these beautiful children whom we have met and committed to advocating for. We have a heart for children with special needs and highlight these three children awaiting their forever family.Hosted for Spring 2021 seasonUnable to travel for Spring 2021 due to COVID-19Unable to travel for Spring 2021 due to COVID-19For more

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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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In the last month, I noticed a series of posts from a friend of mine on social media promoting “FASD Awareness.”  While aware of the struggles children face when they have been exposed to alcohol prenatally, admittedly, I did not recognize the immense struggles of the parents working to raise their affected children and the

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A mother, grandmother, foster parent, pastor’s wife and developmental psychologist, Dr. Karyn Purvis was one of the most influential teachers for adoptive families and the co-founder of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Purvis devoted her life to serving “children from hard places.”As the co-creator

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As #SaveOurChildren trends in social media and we increase awareness of child trafficking around the globe, many are left asking, “What can I do to help?” Three primary ways you can help prevent trafficking as well as being part of freeing children from captivity are:Foster or AdoptMentor children or teensVolunteer with trafficking organizations Fostering and

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So you’re curious about getting involved in Foster Care, but not sure you and your family are ready to commit to full-time Fostering?  Respite care is a wonderful way to test the waters and can be a HUGE help to both the Foster Parents and Foster Kids in your community!Respite Care is being available to

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Our story may be a side and perspective though that rubs some people the wrong way as we don’t believe that “love heals everything”. It doesn’t… but it is a great place to start. If your family has to look and act a certain way and be ties up in a nice bow… hosting and

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Two and a half years ago, Valik was adopted by a family who never gave up on him. No matter how much he resisted, pushed them away, and tried to scare them off, they still loved him. He recently wrote a paper for school about being hosted and then adopted, and it is very eye-opening

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In the last 10 years, there have been approximately 750 Latvian children adopted by families in the United States.  (U.S. State Department)  One of these is my own daughter.  She’s more than just a number, though.  She’s a sister, a daughter, a friend.  She is smart and funny and kind.  She is pursuing higher education

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