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The Connected Child

posted on March 9, 2011

Dr. Karyn Purvis, together with Dr. David Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine, wrote The Connected Child (2007) as a resource to bring hope and healing to adoptive and foster families. Based on the Trust Based Relational Intervention™ model developed by…… Read More

Single But Not Alone

posted on January 29, 2011

Jill Silvey & Melia “I can’t adopt a child, not with my career.” “There is no way I can do this as a single person, and my family lives in another state.” “I travel too much for my job, this…… Read More

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Asking “Why?”

posted on January 29, 2011

By Michael Monroe I was sitting at home in Texas while Amy, my wife, was on the phone from Guatemala and was crying and asking the simplest and yet one of the most difficult questions to answer – why? Why…… Read More

Connected to Those Who “Get It”

posted on April 29, 2010

The Clawson Family As I am typing this, our beautiful daughter is sleeping in her crib just a few feet away.  Holding her in my arms as she nestled down for rest, I began to reflect on where we were…… Read More

Insights & Gifts Video Series

posted on April 22, 2010

As more and more people answer the call to adopt, it is important that we understand that the children that God will bring into our lives through adoption and foster care will likely have deep hurts and needs. Therefore, an…… Read More

We’re Expecting, Too

posted on September 1, 2008

The McClellans My husband, Scott, and I started our journey with the simple phrase, “We’re open to adoption.” God heard us and provided opportunities for us to learn more about adoption. In the end, we’ve chosen to start our family…… Read More

Around the World…and Back

posted on January 29, 2008

The Brown Family When we first decided to adopt in October 2005 we were fearful of any kind of open or even semi-open adoption – so much so that we were prepared to literally go to the other side of…… Read More

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A Letter to Kate and Carter

posted on January 29, 2007

By Michael Monroe On May 3, 2005, we returned to Texas from Guatemala City, Guatemala with our twins, Kate and Carter. They were 9 1/2 months old by this time, and the journey that finally brought us together had taken over…… Read More