Foster Care & Adoption

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Traits of Successful Adoptive Families

The adoption journey is resplendent with unforeseen detours, mountaintop experiences, formidable challenges — and magnificent views of God's grace all along the way.

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Adopting Children

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Adopting Children

In some ways, adoption is like pregnancy. Both are filled with expectations and the hope of an expanded family, but it is also a time of uncertainty. It is critical for families to evaluate their expectations and be realistic about their limitations.

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Attachment and Bonding

Knowing the prenatal and early history of any child that you adopt is important; this information helps guide the parents' responses to the hurting child. Many interventions mitigate the effects of early trauma.

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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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Focus on the Family 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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Article

Helping an Adopted Child Succeed in the Classroom

Michelle Gardner

How to advocate for your child’s unique challenges at school.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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The Chapmans: A Heart for Orphans

Recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, discuss the plight of orphans and encourage listeners to support orphan-care ministries.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Supporting Children in Foster Care

Child advocate Gail Wahl shares her journey of becoming a voice for the foster and adoptive community and encourages others to get involved however they feel called.

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Mom and Dad holding adopted son

Article

Home at Last – Forever

Kelly Rosati

One family’s story of adoption through foster care.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

A Selfless Pursuit of God (Part 2 of 2)

Author Francis Chan discusses the responsibility of Christians to pursue selfless living by serving others. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

A Selfless Pursuit of God (Part 1 of 2)

Author Francis Chan discusses the responsibility of Christians to pursue selfless living by serving others. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Bringing New Hope to Kids Through Adoption (Part 2 of 2)

Focus on the Family's Kelly Rosati and her husband, John, share their passion for orphan care as they describe how they adopted their four children from the foster care system. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Bringing New Hope to Kids Through Adoption (Part 1 of 2)

Focus on the Family's Kelly Rosati and her husband, John, share their passion for orphan care as they describe how they adopted their four children from the foster care system. (Part 1 of 2)

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Article

Uncomfortable Questions About Your Child’s Adoption

Sue Johnson

Parents need to prepare for the age when their kids will wrestle with questions about identity and culture.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Helping Adoptive Families Thrive

Debi Grebenik offers encouragement and guidance on how adoptive parents can better empathize with the unique difficulties their children are experiencing, allowing them and the entire family to thrive.

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