adoption

Meant to be: How the White’s Foster Journey Led to Adoption – Foster Parents Article

May is National Foster Care Month. In celebration, Upbring is sharing the story of the Whites. Sometimes life gives unexpected gifts. For the White family, that gift was Bentley. Garrett and Sarah White are very active in their church community and have created friendships with several licensed foster couples. After learning about the great need for foster parents in central Texas, the two jumped at the idea to step in and help. The Whites reached out to Upbring Foster In…

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Birth Plan B – Single Mothers by Choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

All that I could say while being lifted into the ambulance was “she can’t come now, she can’t come now.” The doors closed and I could think of nothing but the little girl inside of me. I was in premature labor at 28 weeks pregnant. When I arrived at the hospital the paramedics rushed me down the hallway. As I lay on my side on the gurney to ease the pain, the look of concern was reflected in the strange…

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1 Year Out of the Orphanage and in Her Family’s Arms – Foster Parents Article

Many of the stories we share conclude with a child coming home. But as every adoptive family knows, “gotcha day” is just the beginning. Bonding as a new family is serious work. If you’re an adoptive or foster parent in the trenches, here’s some encouragement that God can work miracles in your child’s life.   In one mom’s words, “We just wanted to say thank you again for the grant we received for our daughter’s adoption. On April 15 she…

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How To Begin Believing In More – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email There’s more happening with your child than just bad behavior. In fact, there are reasons why he or she behaves the way they do. But before we can make sense of this, we must lay the foundation for believing in more. It begins with a different mindset. You cannot take your child’s behavior at face-value. Because of his or her trauma history, there present behaviors are often the expression of an unmet…

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Introducing: Believing Beyond The Behavior – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email Your child’s behavior is routinely agitated, anxious, aggressive, violent, or impulsive. And you’re exhausted. You don’t know how you can make it one more day. But you must. How do you keep going? Our new podcast series will walk you through this and so much more… Next Thursday, May 14th, we are kicking off a brand new 6 week podcast series all about believing beyond the behavior. Through this series we’re going…

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Mother’s Day as a Single Mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

When you’re a single mom, Mother’s Day looks a little different. There isn’t any sleeping in. When little man wakes up at 4:10, then again at 5:25, there isn’t anyone else to push out of bed to go get him. But then when you pick him up and give him a good morning hug and he tells you, “So happy!” you’re pretty damn glad it was you who went in to get him, and you could care less what time…

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Brother, Sister Learn About Liberia Through Mission Kid; Make Art to Raise Money | – Foster Parents Article

By Neisha Roberts The Cheek family is one of many that has recently, and unexpectedly, opened its very own “private Christian school” while social distancing, as mom, Morgan, explained. Parents have dug down deep with creativity to fill the days with learning, fun, and for the Cheek family, the gospel. Morgan found Mission Kid on Lifeline Children’s Services’ website and began watching the videos with her son and daughter during “chapel.” But the impact Mission Kid made surprised even her.…

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No One – Single Mothers by Choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

As I sit here tonight going through pictures of Tate, ‘checking’ Facebook, deleting some emails, I am overwhelmed by the quiet of my home. Tate has been in bed since 7, and Vincent is still not pleased with me over his visit to the vet yesterday. I looked around and just became insidiously aware of my aloneness. Every. Single. Night. Once Tate is asleep I do have a myriad of things to accomplish before I can rest and just be.…

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Living In Your New Normal (Part 3): Accepting – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email As we continue to live in the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a point where we must begin to accept life as it is. How do we do that when we are parenting children who struggle with change? Over the past month we have had several conversations with families who are struggling to keep their head above water in this new normal. Their children have already dealt with so much…

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My Village – Single Mothers by Choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

Just a few short weeks ago, my aunt died. This was a woman who was among the first to tell me she supported me fully when I told her I wanted to become a Single Mother by Choice (SMC) … the woman who threw me a baby shower, the first person aside of my mom to come visit my newborn son, and the woman who told me she thought it was “awesome” how I was choosing to live my life.…

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