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Alabama Celebrates 1st International Adoption Day!

Source: America World Adoption News .

The State of Alabama will celebrate international adoption tomorrow, Thursday, January 29, 2015. Alabama’s Secretary of State John Merrill, and Governor Robert Bentley want to recognize families who completed an international adoption in 2014. Secretary Merrill stated, “These children can…

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Adoption’s Financial Hurdle: Will It Stop You?

Source: America World Adoption News .

For most families considering adoption, the financial barrier can stop you in your tracks. It can seem overwhelming since most families don’t have a cash reserve set aside earmarked for "adoption". A U.S. News & World Report article addresses this…

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First Hugs in Ethiopia – "For This Child I Prayed…"

Source: America World Adoption News .

Gregg and Lauri Hine met their son, Charlie, for the first time this month! "Our trip was wonderful! For four years we have been praying for and thinking about meeting our son. It was amazing to finally be able to…

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What Made Roman Smile Again…

Source: Lifesong for Orphans .

This past Christmas season was extra special for a young man in Ukraine. A 19-year-old young man named Roman.  Unfortunately, at a very young age, Roman lost both of his parents. He was sent to an orphanage and later met local Christians who minister to children and young adults within the orphanage walls and after they age out.  Roman is a very curious kid by nature. He has asked many questions about life, about people, and about God. Another characteristic about Roman anyone would quickly notice is that he would rarely smile, displaying a tight-lipped frown on a somewhat gloomy face. Knowing the hardships of life he had faced, it didn’t come as too much of a surprise.  This past September, as he entered a tech school to become a builder, he was invited to attend a Bible Study at a Lifesong Transition Home. He gladly accepted and started to … Continue reading

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Vulnerability & Where It Leads

Source: Loving Shepherd Ministries » Blog .

“All I ever wanted was to be loved and have a family…” – Shana, sex trafficked in the US   Deep within us is a desire to be loved and accepted. We are made for family. For community. For a place and people who are there for us. When that is stripped away through death, abandonment, […]

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Your Reputation Precedes You

Source: Mission to Children .

Reputation Precedes You USA TODAY released an article recently about the deflated football scandal swirling around NFL coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. Nothing new. But here’s my point: The takeaway for you and … Continued

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Be A Storyteller for Marie

Source: America World Adoption News .

We would like to introduce you to Marie. She was added to our Waiting Child list fairly recently and we want to help her find her forever family. Marie was described by her visitors from an America World ACT mission…

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Source: Palmer Home for Children | Where Hope Still Grows .

  An interview with Lacy Tolar of Rescue1 “Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves; ensure justice to those who are perishing.” – Proverbs 31:8   January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Our friends at Rescue1, a … Continued

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New Year, New Beginnings {Liberia Update}

Source: Lifesong for Orphans .

  Please enjoy this update from Liberia… “The air is filled with excitement and energy at both our homes in Liberia this month.  We are deeply thankful the Ebola situation has greatly improved, and that none of our children or staff were affected.  How we praise God for his mercy and grace!    SCHOOL – We are happy that schools all across Liberia will be opening on February 3rd for the first time since summer break!  Our new uniforms are ready, and teachers and staff are busy making preparations.  It will be good to get back to our regular classroom sessions, as well as welcome our friends from the community back to campus. With the opening of school, we will also be able to fill the bookshelves in our new libraries at both homes.   GARDENS  – All of the kids at Marshall have been helping on our agricultural project. We … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Source: Blog .

I remember watching a Feed the Hungry commercial when I was four years old and bawling my little eyes out. My dad came in the room as I was weeping and realized what I was crying about. He turned the TV off, saying, “I don’t want to see you…

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