I’ve Known My Preteen Daughter for One Whole Year
My daughter Sam is 12, but I’ve only known her for a year. No one’s story is as straightforward as it may seem. Families are made in many ways.
Why I Decided to Foster a College Student
For one couple, becoming foster parents happened in a really unexpected way.
Let’s Turn the Helpless Into Heroes
I’ve always believed that’s what birth mothers really are—heroes.
Would You Say Yes to Becoming an “Instant Family”?
Is foster care messy? Of course. Is it worth it? Absolutely.
An Orphan’s Plea
What happened when a 15-year-old boy appeared in a Florida church, asking for a family.
She Had Nobody
When Laura and Steve Byers traveled 5,000 miles to Ukraine, they didn’t know the name of the little girl they would adopt. They had no idea what she would look like, or how old she would be. And they couldn’t comprehend how much she would change their lives. “How will we know it’s her?” Laura […]
We Thought Adoption Would Mess Up Our Family of Four
September 2006 Like many Christians I know, my wife, Erin, and I had discussed whether adoption is something we would ever do. We liked to think that we would. The topic never really came up more than a handful of times. Then some friends of ours who had adopted invited us to an “If You […]
Doing What God Wants Me to Do
They thought their “baby days” were over, but they didn’t know what the Lord would do next.
Considering Adoption in the Face of Infertility
Encouragement for those who have doubts about adopting.
How to Develop a Bond with an Adopted Child
It begins with the process of attachment—the deep sense of belonging to each other.
Orphans … Who Cares?
If you spend much time studying God and His priorities and passions, you will learn why caring for orphans matters to Him.
Are You Ready to Adopt?
Here are some issues to consider as you consider adding to your family through adoption.
Failure Reject Not Worthy to be a Mother
The story of one couple’s journey from infertility to adoption.
10 Ideas: Ministering to Orphans
Every Christian can make a difference in caring for orphans and children in foster care.
The Raineys’ Adoption Story
By giving you a brief glimpse into our story, we pray that we will encourage you to prayerfully consider getting involved in adoption and orphan care.