Our mission is to awaken a culture of care
for orphans and adoptive families
through Christ-centered support services
and interventions.

Psalm 82:3-4

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A Picture of Priceless Support

J: My name is Jennifer, and I am mother to four children, two of whom came to us via adoption. The adoption process is pretty grueling, and can be isolating. Some friends just didn’t understand ...
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Abiding in Truth

Lucia and I have spent many hours together over the last 4.5 years talking about what love is and is not.  In the beginning it was more me doing the talking and in the early ...
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How to Help Adoptive Families without Sabotaging

By Tina Kacirek When people ask me how they can help us, one of our greatest challenges is how to allow them in to be with our children. I know details they couldn't dream of. ...
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No Guilt, Just Grace

  - Tina Kacirek Recently, our family took a vacation. We were a large group of 9, with 3 wheelchairs, traveling in our 15 passenger van. After arriving back home, I felt a little hesitant ...
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The Manuel Family – A Home for Henry

We are the Manuel's, a military family currently living in Missouri.  An international adoption is something I've always said I wouldn't do.  I'm not good with paperwork,  deadlines, writing, etc.    However, after living in ...
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5 Things to Know About Adopted Children From Hard Places

5 Things to Know About Adopted Children from Hard Places Lack of healthy affection creates confusion and fear surrounding touch.  It may feel invasive or threatening. As adoptive parents build new paths to trust by ...
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Meet Lucia Kacirek

Lucia was born in Donetsk, Ukraine and became an orphan at 6.  She spent a decade in a mental institution where she witnessed and experienced abuse.  At 16, she was adopted and began her journey ...
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Bringing Moses Home – To Stay

Moses is ten years and was originally adopted 6 years ago from a baby’s home in Uganda. He had been there since right after birth until the time of adoption. Stories were told to the ...
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Making Matthew Smile!

Meet Matthew Whitten!  At 15, this courageous young man has undergone multiple surgeries to help him live to the fullest.  He was born with Aperts syndrome which means, his skull bones, cervical spine, fingers, toes, ...
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Jesus in a Grey T-shirt

A few days ago, one of my children, adopted after many years of neglect and damage, hurt another child when we were in our town. While that type of behavior has been decreasing over time, ...
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Loving on Lavena

Lavena has TRULY been loved on!  All of the funds have been raised for her helmet and we praise God for it!  Please continue to keep her in your prayer for the helmet to come ...
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Surrealism, Self-Care & Kray Kray

by Kristin Johnson Parenting is the most important and difficult job on the planet.  Parenting a child with a traumatic past is even harder.  We can often feel alone and just don't know what to ...
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For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. I will save the weak and helpless ones; I will bring together those who were chased away. I will give glory and fame to my former exiles, wherever they have been mocked and shamed. On that day I will gather you together and bring you home again. I will give you a good name, a name of distinction among all the nations of the earth, as I restore your fortunes before their eyes. I, the Lord, have spoken!”  -- Zephaniah 3:17, 19 & 20