Foster Care & Adoption

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Article

The 6 Biggest Myths About Foster Care Adoption

Sharen Ford

From questions about age to concerns about the cost, there are unfortunately plenty of misconceptions that keep people from exploring adoption through foster care.

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Article

Getting the Help You Need as an Adoptive Parent

Julie Holmquist

If you feel worn out or overwhelmed as an adoptive parent, it helps to care for yourself, find support … and remember why you adopted.

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Series

A Foster Care Story

We knew there were children in the world who needed families. Was there a child waiting for us?

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Tyrone Flowers

Article

Tyrone Flowers Wanted Revenge, But Found Purpose Instead

Matt Kaufman

He spent his childhood without parents, bouncing between foster homes and reform school. And when a teammate’s bullet took away his future in sports, Tyrone Flowers found himself asking, “Why me?”

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Sad teenage boy leaning on a wooden fence

Series

Preparing Your Heart and Soul for Adoption

I expected that our love and knowledge as parents could help heal every wound our adopted children might have, but my expectation was not fulfilled. And I’m not the only adoptive parent who has been taken by surprise.

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Article

Finding Respite From the Storm

Marie Isom

Sandra Stanley and her family volunteered to provide respite care for foster families in need. Turns out it was just the first step in what became a family ministry.

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Article

Help Kids Answer Uncomfortable Questions About Adoption

Sara R. Ward

Empower your child to respond with confidence when peers ask about her adoption

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Article

The Messiness and Beauty of Adoption

Natalie Maxwell

I realized with newfound clarity that the miracle of adoption has zero to do with me and everything to do with the One who invented it.

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The Guerra family

Article

Surviving the Trials of Adoption and Attachment

Shannon Guerra

We need people to understand how to support families working through attachment issues so they can intentionally be part of the solution, instead of unintentionally part of the problem.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

The Value of Mentoring Fatherless Boys

John Smithbaker and Scott MacNaughton discuss the damaging impact of fatherlessness in America and how their mentoring ministry, Fathers in the Field, helps fatherless boys experience the love and faithfulness of their Heavenly Father.

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Article

A Heart for Orphans

Kelly Rosati

From providing the basic necessities of food and water to dramatic life changes like foster care or adoption, each of us can live out God’s command to care for orphans.

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Father and adopted son sitting on sofa being playful

Article

10 Ways to Make a Difference for Orphans

Focus on the Family

The sheer number of children waiting for a family of their own can seem overwhelming, but there are plenty of things you can do right now to make a difference for orphans.

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Woman's hand writing on a notebook with a pen on at a wooden desk.

Series

Dear Prospective Foster Parent …

Is God prompting you to adopt? To provide foster care? To support foster and adoptive families? Maybe you’ve prayed about it, but you still feel unequipped and fearful. Well, you’re not alone.

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Tween girl sits at window watching rain, looking forlorn

Article

Managing Unfairness in an Adoptive Family

Sarah Sisson Rollandini

When raising kids from different backgrounds, life can be unfair

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Terrie and Cal Morrow with Abbey

Article

Adoption in the Empty-Nest Years

Matt Kaufman

Cal and Terrie Morrow thought they were done raising children — until they met Abbey.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Obeying God's Call to Rescue Orphans

Dr. Charles Mully shares his incredible testimony of growing up as an orphan in Kenya and later becoming a wealthy businessman who felt called by God to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned children living on the streets.

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Charles Mully and his wife Esther surrounded by a very large group of children

Article

Mully’s Mission: Rescuing Orphaned Children

Sheila Seifert

How a millionaire's past led him back to the streets of Kenya.

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Article

Foster Parenting: Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Helping Hurting Children

T.J. and Jenn Menn

There is a world of hurting children who need to experience the love and compassion of caring foster parents.

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The Batura family

Article

10 Things I Wish We Had Known Before Adopting

Paul Batura

After 12 years and three adoptions, I’ve often thought about how helpful it would have been to know then what we know now. Here are 10 things we’ve learned about adoption.

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Illustration of a young boy hugging a book and uncertainly looking up toward his dad. One male and one female hand rest upon each of his shoulders.

Article

Adoptive Family: When Kids Fear Messing Up

Kathy Koch

How a child's academic performance can feed the fear of rejection.

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Article

Wendy’s is Basically Giving Away Frosties and the Proceeds Go to Kids in Foster Care

Jake Roberson

Free (basically) Frosties for a year AND raising money for children in foster care who are waiting for forever families?

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Finding Respite for Families in Adoption and Foster Care

Our guests offer practical advice to listeners for helping provide valuable rest and refreshment to foster and adoptive families, who have invested so much of their time and resources into caring for children in need.

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Series

Considering Adoption?

Consider this: Adoption is not giving up your childit’s giving to your child the life that you truly want for him or her.

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Bubba Watson with his wife and two children

Article

Bubba Watson and the Joy of Adoption

Jeremy V. Jones

Bubba Watson is passionate about golf, but family is the legacy he cares about most. And adoption has made that family possible.

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