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Disney Cruise

Source: America World Adoption News .

We’re going to have a goofy amount of fun next February while sailing the Disney Dream through the Caribbean – you won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with adoptive families in a beautiful setting! There is a huge…

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BOYS!!!

Source: America World Adoption News .

A big thank you to Lara Wade, an ACT team leader who recently returned from a trip to China, for letting us share her recent blog post. We’re advocating specially for boys in China, and love the wonderful descriptions and…

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Skinned Knees

Source: America World Adoption News .

by Becky Bearden I have skinned knees. My knees are dry and scaly, and frankly, pretty rough looking. No, I don’t play sports, and no, I didn’t fall and hurt myself. I have skinned knees because I have a son….

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Now Our Family is Complete! {Family Friday}

Source: Lifesong for Orphans .

Not feeling peaceful about their family being complete, Matthew & Jeannie stepped out in faith to pursue the adoption of two siblings. Read along in this week’s Family Friday to hear how God blessed and grew them through their times of waiting and uncertainty… We originally planned to adopt an infant from the US like we had with our son.  During the wait God opened our hearts up to adopting multiple children that are older.  We had no idea what our adoption would look like but went ahead and did fundraising to cover the cost of whatever God presented us with.  We got a call about Anthony and Arianna on a Tuesday, met birth mom on Wednesday, and brought Arianna home Friday and Anthony home Monday.  It was a whirlwind of a week.  We had no idea when we brought them home how much waiting and wondering was going to … Continue reading

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Nursing Students Impact on our Special Needs Room

Source: America World Adoption News .

Each summer the nursing school at the University of Virginia sends graduate students to intern at our Transition Home in Ethiopia. This year the two selected students, Shaundreka & Amy, focused mainly on our special needs room, leaving a special…

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Zeke’s Journey Home

Source: America World Adoption News .

Our international adoption story began with acceptance to the AWAA China Program on July 23, 2012. After speaking with the program coordinator and finding out it was potentially a six year wait for a healthy child, we applied for the…

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Palmer Home and the Gospel

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

I think I must be a pretty simple person, because more often than not the truths that mean the most to me and the ones to which I keep returning are the most absolute basic ones. One truth I’ve been … Continued

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My Own Little World

Source: Blog .

As I looked out my window this morning, there stood an eight year-old boy with big brown eyes and a smile, looking at me and wondering if he could go buy bananas for me for a little change to eat. As I fell back into my chair, sheltered from the p…

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New Libraries in Liberia

Source: Lifesong for Orphans .

News from the Master’s Home of Champions…  Graduation: Graduation ceremonies took place in late June at both the Joseph Holland Institute (Rehab) and Lifesong Christian Academy (Marshall).  Students completing Kindergarten and Sixth Grade were recognized in the ceremonies.  The theme for graduation this year was “Carry your Candle”.  Almost all our children advanced to the next grade level this year, and we are very proud of them! Libraries: We are excited to report that construction has begun on the new libraries at both Rehab and Marshall homes!  Shelves and tile flooring are being installed, and it won’t be long until the books arrive. The children, staff and teachers are all thrilled about the libraries, and are so thankful for all the donors who made this possible.  Children’s Festival and Video Project: Our kids participated in a big gospel festival this past weekend, with choirs from both homes taking part in the show. It … Continue reading

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In an Unforgiving City

Source: Loving Shepherd Ministries » Blog .

Anna* spent seven months working on the streets, enduring long nights in dark alleys and wishing there was something – anything better than the life she was living. This had never been the plan. But what hope did she have?   Growing up in a rural village in Southern Ethiopia, Anna knew of God. He […]

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