Adoptive Families

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The First Weeks Home After an Adoption

Christina Lang

It takes time, flexibility and a whole lot of love to help a child adapt to a new family.

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A family of adopted children who are of many different races

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Helping Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Racial Identity

Tara Bradford

You can embrace the racial differences in your adopted children and give them a healthy cultural and family identity.

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The Struggle to Reach Normal After an Adoption

Kelly Rosati and John Rosati

Adoption expectations—and unfortunate truths—can reveal our weakness and His power.

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The Moore Family — parents and five children

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When Adopted Kids Need More Than a Parent's Love

John Moore

I remember thinking, All kids need is a little love. Now after adopting six children from foster care, I realize how naïve my words were.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Adoption: Making a Difference in the Life of a Child

Mike and Kristin Berry tell their inspiring story of adopting eight children and encourage listeners to consider how they might make a positive difference in the life of an orphan or an adoptive family.

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Helping Adopted Kids Piece Together Their Identity

Gregory C. Keck

You can help children who must build their identity on a fragmented foundation by initiating conversations about issues that may surface during the adolescent years.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Improving Your Marriage as a Blended Family Couple (Part 2 of 2)

Author and speaker Ron Deal offers couples in blended families advice on how they can assess the strengths of their marriage and improve on areas of weakness in light of the particular challenges they face in parenting stepchildren. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Improving Your Marriage as a Blended Family Couple (Part 1 of 2)

Author and speaker Ron Deal offers couples in blended families advice on how they can assess the strengths of their marriage and improve on areas of weakness in light of the particular challenges they face in parenting stepchildren. (Part 1 of 2)

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Tween girl pouting on a chair in her house

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Fair Does Not Mean Equal: Helping kids understand discipline differences in adoptive families

Amy Tracy

One family reveals how they helped their biological child understand discipline differences after adopting an older child.

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4 Ways to Bond With an Adopted Newborn

Cindy Rasmussen

Read how one parent intentionally chose to love her adopted newborn for as long as she was with her daughter. 

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Adoption: When Siblings Are Strangers

Sue Badeau

Ease into the transition of building bonds between new siblings after an adoption

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Tears of an Orphan

Imagine how you would feel as a child without parents, living in an orphanage under cruel conditions. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Why We Need Foster Parents

Why do we NEED foster care?  Dr. Sharen Ford, Program Director of our Adoption & Orphan Care Outreach, explains… Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Standing in the Gap for Kids in Foster Care

Dr. Sharen Ford and Kelly Rosati discuss the plight of orphans in the foster care system and ways that listeners can help these children.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Happy Birthday

Carolyn Koons shares the moment when she adopted her son, Tony, from a Mexican prison. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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My Adopted Son: A Single Woman's Story (Part 2 of 2)

In a riveting story of hope and redemption, Carolyn Koons tells how she, as a single woman, felt led by God to adopt a young boy she encountered in a harsh children's prison during a mission trip to Mexico. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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My Adopted Son: A Single Woman's Story (Part 1 of 2)

In a riveting story of hope and redemption, Carolyn Koons tells how she, as a single woman, felt led by God to adopt a young boy she encountered in a harsh children's prison during a mission trip to Mexico. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Wait No More

Have you ever considered adopting a child?  It’s a big decision.  But if you’ve ever thought it might be right for you, I encourage you to take the next step.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Become a CASA

You can be a voice for a child in foster care. Gail Wahl discovered a way to help orphans without adopting, through the Court-Appointed Special Advocate program, or CASA – and you simply help one family at a time. Listen to the Full Program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Unveiling the Heart of an Abandoned Child (Part 2 of 2)

Rob Mitchell, author of Castaway Kid, discusses the childhood struggles he experienced as an orphan. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Unveiling the Heart of an Abandoned Child (Part 1 of 2)

Rob Mitchell, author of Castaway Kid, discusses the childhood struggles he experienced as an orphan. (Part 1 of 2)

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The Rosati Family

Series

Wait No More: A Foster-Care Adoption Story

The story of one family's amazing adoption journey that would change their lives forever.

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Series

Traits of Successful Adoptive Families

With awareness and planning, the adoption journey can be one that promotes growth, blessings, and healing for all involved.

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Your Child's Adoption Life Story

Why children who have been adopted need to know their story — and how to tell it.

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