Foster & Adopt

Brothers Because of Love

I was eavesdropping. I confess. My boys were having a discussion that was quickly escalating. My youngest was asking his older brother to just ignore someone asking if they were brothers and where…

How God Can Build a Family

I love the creative ways God forms families. I also am excited to hear about couples giving up their preconceived ideas of how their families should look, what size their…

Fostering Unexpected Joy

I rolled over to glance at the clock when I heard the baby cry. It was 4:30 a.m. I had only been in bed for five hours when our four-month-old foster…

Feeling the Labor Pains in Adoption

Often times I have thought, Wow, adoption is great! Physically easy, and no pains of childbirth! My waist is a bit smaller nine months into the adoption process than it was nine…

Empty Stocking and Unopened Gifts

Christmas was quickly approaching five years ago, and the excitement was building in our household. But a part of my heart was missing, and a bit of sadness tinged my preparations. The…

National Adoption Month

by Christie Erwin November is National Adoption Month and November 8 is Orphan Sunday. On one hand, I love this month because it is a time to celebrate all of…

Worth the Wait

Editors Note: We would like you to meet adoptive mom Kerry Hasenbalg who is part of the Show Hope ministry team.  by Kerry Hasenbalg “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and…

Adopting an Older Child

I know that writing this will be a catharsis. I’m an adoptive mother struggling to reach into the recesses of a broken heart—that of my precious 16-year-old daughter Autumn. She…

Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo. You can find simple strategies to organize your own Orphan Sunday event to share God’s heart for the fatherless by visiting…

Adding a Kinkajou to the Game

My front yard had transformed into a medieval kingdom for my princess and the two damsels from the kingdom next door.  My son finally finished his homework and went bounding…

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