parenthood

Megan's Story "Real Gifts Not Possessions"

Megan's Story "Real Gifts Not Possessions"

The minute you realize you are pregnant, you are never alone in your head again. When you marry, there’s an unspoken “knowing” that you and your partner can both care for yourselves. When you have a baby, it’s a different thing. You have been blessed with the responsibility of honoring a being, watching and knowing that being, and helping guide them to their intended purpose in life.

Read Megan's full story about parenthood HERE.

Ashley's Story "Consistency and Love"

Ashley's Story "Consistency and Love"

But despite all of our shortcomings, and at the risk of sounding cliché, through it all, we simply live, we remember to laugh, and we consistently love. With over 400,000 kids in foster care, and 100,000 who are available for adoption, we want to share our story and a glimpse into our life to encourage people to let go and let God lead you away from fear and reservation if you have a heart for the fatherless. There will never be a right time. You will never have it all together. But if you are ready to throw your hands up and surrender to this amazing ride, I promise you will have no regrets!

Read "Consistency and Love" HERE.

Sue's Story "Just Love!"

Sue's Story "Just Love!"

In 2006, my grandson was born and he has lived with me his whole life.  He made me want to make life good for him, be the one constant thing in his life.  My daughter tried but it seemed that drugs and poor choices always interfered with her life as a mom so I was always there for him.  My granddaughter was born 2009 and I have had her since the beginning also.

Read "Just Love" HERE.

Elizabeth and Peyton's Story "A Miraculous Plan"

Elizabeth and Peyton's Story "A Miraculous Plan"

I will never take for granted how lucky we are. And I will never understand why we were given a child like Peyton. Maybe I'm just simply not supposed to. But I do know that by having faced all that we faced when Peyton was born, I've learned a lot about myself.

Read "A Miraculous Plan" HERE.

Caroline's Story "Barren To Blessed"

Caroline's Story "Barren To Blessed"

"So, in 1983, at the age of 11, I became gravely ill with this rare bacterial infection. I underwent an emergency hysterectomy. I was the youngest female known to have a hysterectomy...My story didn't end here. It has unfolded to include adoption through foster care and reaching out to others through my personal blog."

Read "Barren To Blessed" HERE.

Patti's Story "Straight From The Heart"

Patti's Story "Straight From The Heart"

Daniel and I are high school sweethearts who married at the age of twenty. We knew we wanted children and we also knew that adoption would be in the fabric of our family makeup. I grew up in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore. Adoption was in my heart at a very young age after seeing the heartache of the orphan crisis firsthand. Thankfully Daniel was one the same page from day one.

Read "Straight From The Heart" HERE.

Angie's Story "Two Chances in 100"

Angie's Story "Two Chances in 100"

Sarah (now age 20) and Rachel (18 this month) recently told me that they were unaware of what was happening when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 7-years-later. They were young and confused. I wish I had done a better job giving them age appropriate information. As I think of what I truly want them to know today, this is where I landed. Girls, this is for you."


Read Angie's full story "Two Chances in 100" HERE.
 

Sharon's Story "Mournings and Miracles of Adoption"

Sharon's Story "Mournings and Miracles of Adoption"

Well, the journey started in 1969 when I gave birth to my daughter and I placed her for adoption without even seeing her, which is what was pretty much expected when you were unmarried at the time.

Read Sharon's full story HERE.

Erin's Story "Broken Yet Gracious"

Erin's Story "Broken Yet Gracious"

It was a 12-hour delivery. Abigail Elizabeth Glover was 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long - she looked just like her father. As the doctor placed Abby on my stomach, I kept looking at her wanting a miracle so bad -  just a gasp of breath from her tiny body. She looked perfect, nothing physically wrong, so maybe the doctors were wrong. The room was overly quiet except for one nurse crying. I could hear. Every sniff, every cry and every beep from the machines, all at once. A quiet delivery room must be the saddest sound ever.

Read Erin's full story HERE.

Abigail's Story "Who I Am Underneath"

Abigail's Story "Who I Am Underneath"

I grew up in a Christian home. My Dad’s family were missionaries and still build churches in Chile, South America. When I was a senior in high school my parents got divorced. It’s amazing how much that changes your life. I started feeling so much hate. My grades suffered, I cried myself to sleep and I went from being a super fun and happy to mad at everyone and everything.

Read Abigail's full story HERE.

Abby's Story "Don't Give Up"

Abby's Story "Don't Give Up"

"I pray every day that each person in my family gets to live a long, healthy, and happy life and I get to enjoy every minute of it here with them on earth, but when I do get to heaven, I will get to be the momma I have always pictured in my mind, living eternal life in a big, big house with lots and lots of kids."

Read Abby's Story "Don't Give Up" HERE.

Amy's Story "A New Heart"

Amy's Story "A New Heart"

"I have two little boys who I was told I would never have. I was told I wouldn’t make it through Dylan’s birth.  He is now almost 7-years-old.  I am grateful for every day I wake up and I see their faces.  I pray I will be able to watch them grow."

Read Amy's Story HERE.

Nicolle and Baby Q's Story "Thankful Today, Now, This Second"

Nicolle and Baby Q's Story "Thankful Today, Now, This Second"

"She has been God's gift to us in countless ways, and we know He is taking care of it." 

Read Nicolle and Baby Q's full story HERE.

Brittany and Bill's Story - Chapter 1 "The Choice"

Brittany and Bill's Story - Chapter 1 "The Choice"

"My husband and I got married 9 years ago, a year into our marriage we started trying to have a child. We eventually found out that we would not be able to do so without medical assistance."

Read Brittany words about "The Choice" HERE.

Carrie and Maria's Story "Lifesaver"

Carrie and Maria's Story "Lifesaver"

"I fell head over heels in love with my baby girl Maria. Not only was she my lifesaver, she's my world, my rock, my everything."

Read Carrie and Maria's full story HERE.

Pearl's Story - Chapter 1 "Embrace"

Pearl's Story - Chapter 1 "Embrace"

"I read this poem that said, "why does God give a mother a child with cancer. and the poem goes on to tell you "because she is not selfish, because she can give her life and because she can provide."  And that is what we have done."

Read Pearl's and Charity's full story HERE.

Michelle's Story "Adoption"

Michelle's Story "Adoption"

"Adoption had always been on our minds since my husband Shawn and I were high school sweethearts. He called me at work one day, and told me he felt we were supposed to adopt from Russia."

Read Michelle's story on adopting Anya HERE

Mahailya's Story "Addiction"

Mahailya's Story "Addiction"

Today, one of my main goals is to be to be the best mother possible - my kids are everything to me.

Read Mahailya's full story HERE.

Amber's Story "New Wings"

Amber's Story "New Wings"

"I had no one to help pick up the pieces, and I was now a single mother of two children. The only way I knew to support myself and my babies was to get back into prostitution."


Read Amber's complete story HERE.
 

Sharon's Story "Mournings and Miracles of Adoption"

Sharon's Story "Mournings and Miracles of Adoption"

Well, the journey started in 1969 when I gave birth to my daughter and I placed her for adoption without even seeing her, which is what was pretty much expected when you were unmarried at the time.

Read Sharon's story HERE.