Trauma Parenting

“Trauma” has become a buzzword over the last few years – and for good reason.  Our understanding of the impacts of various traumas has grown exponentially.  Parents, caregivers, medical staff, school staff, churches are all becoming more aware of the prevalence of “adverse childhood experiences” (ACEs) and how to approach the children in their care.  According

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Trauma Parenting, Vulnerable Children

A mother, grandmother, foster parent, pastor’s wife and developmental psychologist, Dr. Karyn Purvis was one of the most influential teachers for adoptive families and the co-founder of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Purvis devoted her life to serving “children from hard places.”As the co-creator

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Adoption

Adoption is a life-changing process and can be daunting when a family is just getting started.  We reached out to La Casa de la Madre y el Niño in Colombia for some information to help families inquiring about Colombian adoptions have a better whole-picture view and to help them see the process from start to

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Adoption

The Federal Pell Grant is one source of financial aid to help you pay for college. Unlike loans, the money received from the Pell Grant does not need to be repaid. The amount of the Pell Grant can change yearly, but the maximum award for 2020-2021 is $6,345 (July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021).Normally,

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Adoption, Partners

If you or someone you know is considering adoption from Colombia, you may have heard some common misconceptions about the process. Below, we highlight the top 10 myths about adopting a child from Colombia, and provide some useful insight as you consider this program!Myth #1: Only married couples can adopt from Colombia.Fact: Couples, single men and

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Fundraising, Vulnerable Children

Help us brighten the spirits of the Ukrainian children and caregivers, remind them that we are praying for them, loving them, and have not forgotten about them.  We will be sending mail to our orphanages in Ukraine, Poland, and Switzerland mid-September. Join us, get creative, send a note, card, or drawing! Please mail to us by

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Hosting

Hosted in North CarolinaThe following is written by YER & JHO’s host mom: These kids.  Where do I even begin?  Created in His image and with an eternal destiny, this South American duo moved into our lives through orphan hosting just over a week ago, and slid right into our hearts forever.   YER is 13

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Hosting

Hosted in GeorgiaJUL is a playful 11-year-old girl who enjoys just about anything outside: jumping on the trampoline, swimming, going to the park, playing tag and basketball, and visiting the zoo. She also has a more laid-back side, liking to paint and draw, build with Legos, play games such as UNO and dominoes, and watch

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Hosting

Meet 13-year-old SAN! This incredible boy is currently being hosted in New Hampshire by a family who is advocating for SAN to find his forever family, and they are overflowing with amazing things to say about him!! SAN loves to swim, play games, visit amusement parks, and pretty much anything else that involves being together as

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Hosting

This past weekend, Project 143 had the pleasure of welcoming 85 international orphans and 11 chaperones to America for a 5-week host program. After a very long year and a half of canceled programs due to COVID restrictions and concerns, this first full-sized program is very dear to our hearts. While killing some time between flights

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Adoption, Hosting

“Once they knew that I believed in them, they started believing in themselves and that’s when everything began to change. It wasn’t easy, but it was so worth it.” – Anonymous, Host/Adoptive Parent

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