Out of Egypt, I Called My Son

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

A Good Reminder (Guest Blog)

A Good Reminder (Guest Blog)

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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 […]

Meet the Alexander Family

Meet the Alexander Family

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

I like adoption movie

Recent Adoption Discussion

Narnia & Adoption

Narnia & Adoption

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

{Guest Blog} I was an orphan, too

Simply Family

Simply Family

“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

Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

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

Practice What You Preach