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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Hosting

The possibility of loving a child you might never see again could be enough for some families to simply say no to hosting. But choosing not to host for fear that you may never see them again or for fear that your heart might be changed is a flawed approach. Just as God cares for

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Adoption, Hosting

When my husband and I decided to host a teenage girl from Colombia, we had no intention of adopting again. We already had two adopted sons and a biological son, but I missed the youthful energy and excitement that used to fill our home. I also missed attending sporting events and making quesadillas with our

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Hosting, Vulnerable Children

Hosting a child from Colombia was a life-changing experience that taught us valuable lessons about parenting, culture, and the power of love. Learn about our top three takeaways from this incredible journey. In our 30s and with no intention of becoming parents ourselves, my husband and I were always looking for ways to give back,

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Adoption, Hosting, Vulnerable Children

Our hearts stopped when we read their plea: “A family. Any kind. Kids. Anything.” Two Colombian sisters waiting for a family to step up for them before it was too late. It was August 2021; the oldest sister would turn 18 years old in 5 MONTHS. We were sure it was impossible. Adoptions usually take

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Adoption, Hosting, Vulnerable Children

As an experienced, single, older adoptive Mom, I have always had a heart for older child adoptions. Older kids (especially boys) are the hardest to match to families. After adopting my then-14-year-old son from Colombia 4 years ago, I decided to host older kids for advocacy in my home. It was very successful and fun,

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Fundraising, Partners

THANK YOU!! With your help, P143 was able to help provide a wonderful New Year’s celebration for children and caregivers in Western Ukraine! They had a great time and were able to enjoy some normalcy for a little while.We appreciate all of the support that we received in 2022 to make events like this and

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