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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

GraceHaven Outreaches

Grace Haven Home
Grace Haven Home will offer a warm and safe place for Crisis counseling, support services, a variety of counseling/therapy services, a reference library, private meeting rooms, a working kitchen, and arts & crafts room.

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Grace Haven Ranch
Grace Haven Ranch will offer opportunities for rest and restoration, a small farm setting with animals, gardens to tend, conference rooms, an indoor pool, walking trails, family cabins, playgrounds, and a chapel.

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Transformed
by Grace

An Outreach to the church providing information about how to best support adoptive families.

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Fireside Fellowship
An outreach providing tailored activities aimed at developing and strengthening relationships within the adoptive family.

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Healing Tree
Attachment focused, trauma informed care using trust based relational models and interventions connecting families.

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Crisis Support
We provide wrap around services for families. Meeting families where they are to identify resources that may be helpful.

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Friends of Family
An outreach where friends and family can receive training on trauma, difficult behaviors, and attachment.

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Latest from our blog

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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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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Note from Nataly: It’s a Good Life!

Recently Nataly Briggs shared her heart about her very special family.  You can follow more of the Briggs' family journey at blessedbyachild.blogspot.com It's Adoption Anniversary Month for Luke and I! Luke and I were adopted ...
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Choices by Hope Anne Dueck

"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (New Living Translation)  In life, we often have choices. Sometimes we have choices about mundane ...
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Love Empowers Obedience

Love empowers obedience. Jesus tells us in the book of John that if we love him we will obey him. He also tells in the same chapter that peace is what he leaves us with, ...
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Steadfast Love

By Hope Anne Dueck Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.    Are you not much more valuable ...
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One of the Biggest Lies Often Believed in Adoption

By Heather Jacobs This post has been sitting in my head for months. I have tried desperately to put into words these thoughts, and I am not sure I know the best way to do ...
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Love is a Walnut

By Carissa Lanning I learned more about Jesus, faith and love in the two months I spent in Ukraine visiting my son in a run down orphanage than I ever have at church.  One particular ...
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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