You’ve Got Mail

You’ve Got Mail

One of the highlights of what I do at Families Outreach is checking the mail.  I gladly concede that at most times, a trip to the mailbox is a rather mundane task that should not be the highlight of anyone’s day.  And, on many days, it’s that way for me too, but – not everyday. On some days, it’s the most exciting part of my job.   read more

Off to Africa

Off to Africa

As many of you know, we are in the beginning stages of starting our Orphan Care Program.  I was very disillusioned when I began regarding the timeline of partnering with an orphanage.  In my finite mind, I would start work in April and by May would be taking regular trips to our partner in another country.  Little did I know how long of a process developing a partnership is. read more

More Picture Frames, Please

Growing in Knowledge

Adoption Books

Adoption Books

Adoption is not something that you jump into uninformed.  It can be a big scary event out on the horizon and most people want as much knowledge as they can get before undertaking it.  Reading is one of the simplest and best ways to get this sort of knowledge  of adoption before you start.  However, if you just do an Amazon search on adoption, you will likely be overwhelmed by all of the results.  Being somewhat of a research nerd, here’s a list of some of the most helpful adoption books that I’ve run across so far. read more