Foster & Adopt

How Do You Stop the Whining, Already?

Ashley Escue, mother of five sons and a foster mom of dozens, she loves her kids and has been thrilled to discover that through foster care she can have a…

The Christmas Letter

Ashley is back with another video for us. This time she shares a Christmas letter she wrote and a special gift she received.

Meet Ashley Escue

Meet Ashley Escue, mother of 5 sons and a foster mom of dozens over several years.  She loves her kids and has been thrilled to discover that through foster care…

Being on the Same Page About Adoption

There’s a longing that’s been inside of me since about high school. In fact, I remember sitting in the gym bleachers and saying it to my friends out loud for…

Adoption: Pray and Prepare

“Hi! Are you Megan? Everyone has told me I need to talk to you! My husband and I are in the process of adopting from [overseas], and I would just…

Paperwork Pregnant

I am, as they say, “paperwork pregnant.” It wasn’t coursing hormones or a full bladder that stirred me this morning at 5:06, but a chirpy text alert from my cell…

3 Ways to Connect with Your Child in Five Minutes

In January my husband brought home two kids from the foster care system whom we are in the process of adopting. They are five and two, and they’ve had a…

The ‘Lesser Moms’

She shuffled into the visitation room at the Department of Children and Family Services and slumped in a chair. With her eyes focused on the tile floor, she didn’t notice…

Getting Better at Handling Anger … and Then Even Better Yet

I’ve been a mom for 23 years, and for the first five of those years I had moments when I struggled to control my anger. While I was growing up,…

Adoption: Sometimes Love Grows

In my 23 years as a mom there have been many homecomings as I brought my six children home for the first times. When Cory was born, I was a…

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