The following is a guest blog written by one of our grant families this year, Josh and Kristi Ausbrooks. Caring for the fatherless, loving the unloved, becoming a family, is picture of what God does for each us. Please read the Ausbrooks’ story. Rejoice with them and pray for the other families who are currently in the process of grafting a new branch onto their family tree. We are humbled and blessed to have been a small part of their story and the story that God is doing in countless families around the world. read more
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The following is a post that my wife Cassie recently wrote on our family blog, about our son Henry’s fourth birthday. It’s hard to remember life before our trip to Ethiopia to bring him home. It was a nice personal reminder for me of how adoption has changed our lives for the better. Hope you […]
Before August, we had received 10 applications for our Adoption Grant Program. We aren’t sure what happened, but in August we started receiving multiple applications a week. By the end of the year, we received a total of 71 applications! We were able to give out 40 grants last year, and several applications from last year are still being reviewed. Already in the first week of January, we have received 3 more applications. read more
A recent post by Meagan Hill on the Her.meneutics blog at Christianity Today has prompted a new round of adoption debates in the Christian adoption blogosphere.
Hill’s post – Adopting a Kid, Not a Cause, cautions Christians and the church from engaging in adoption as a cause or movement and that it should be more rightly motivated by a desire for children. read more
Today, I have two apparently random thoughts – adoption & the wisdom of Mr. Beaver. Sometimes the randomness of my brain is acute, but indulge me for a couple of paragraphs. I think there’s a point at the end (plus some Narnia quotes, which are always nice). read more
The newest board member of Families Outreach, Stacey Johnson, had the privilege of attending the adoption proceedings for dear friends recently. In that courtroom, she learned a valuable lesson. A special thanks to Stacey for being a guest on our blog. read more
“Hey Sam, come look at this baby picture of Henry.”
As Anna Marie held the picture waiting for Sam to run over, she knew that this was a ridiculous game. Sam would immediately recognize that it was actually a picture of him when he was Henry’s age. read more
The Christmas tree is taken down, the garland is unhung and the slew of Christmas cards are in a neat pile; the wreath is removed from the front door, the stockings are packed away and the lights are back in semi-untangled piles. For most, the last thing on your mind is next year’s Christmas card. You’re just thankful to have survived another holiday season! read more
Families Outreach has been blessed to help 14 families bring hope to the fatherless this year through our Adoption Grant Program. Those 14 families represent 19 children on their way into forever families. We periodically receive updates from families who have received assistance. Here is the story of one forever family from Knoxville, TN: read more