Explaining Adoption To Your Adopted Child

I met my first child when she was four months old. When she came into my house I was told she might only stay for a year or two, so I shouldn’t get too attached. “Can you handle caring for a baby, and then letting her go?” they asked. “Can you have an open hand,
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When Adoption Is Hard

“I moved into Coyote Hill with no children. I left with six children. It was the start of my family. It literally changed the direction of our lives, but I never would have written it like this if I was the author.”
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Choosing Imperfection – An Adoption Follow Up

My story isn’t as good as yours, but it’s not as good as anyone’s. Today my life could never be better. I wouldn’t change a thing cause where I’m at now is perfect. There are still things I would want to change, but not that much. My life sucked at first, but not anymore. 
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Petersheim Home Prayers

As our sixth home, The Petersheim Home, is under construction, prayers are covering it. Literally.
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Relieving the Stress of Court Dates

Any foster parent knows that court appearances can be a huge point of anxiety for older foster children. For those who are unfamiliar with the foster care system – no, we are not talking about juvenile delinquents. The young teen has broken no law; but their parent or guardian did something in the past that
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National Adoption Month – Teenagers Find A Forever Home

November is National Adoption Month, to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the foster care system. For the 2017 National Adoption Month initiative, the theme “Teens Need Families, No Matter What,” highlights the importance of finding well-prepared and committed families for the thousands of
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.