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7 Ways to Love Biological Families

posted on April 12, 2021

When we choose to foster or adopt, we are choosing to honor, respect, and love our children's biological families. In doing so, we show the love of Christ to biological families in simple, tangible ways. This not only shows them love, it also includes them in the raising of their children, offering them the opportunity to have a relationship with their children.… Read More

Trauma Impacts the Whole Family: An Interview with Lisa Qualls

posted on March 29, 2021

In this interview, Lisa Qualls, writer of The Connected Parent and at One Thankful Mom, shares how trauma has impacted her and her family. In this interview, Lisa shares ways that she has experienced trauma as a birth mom, ways her family has experienced trauma because of adoption, and how she has experienced hope and healing through it all.… Read More

Loneliness in Foster Care & Adoption

posted on February 8, 2021

Fortunately, I didn't have any friends telling me how horrible I am and what poor choices I made (I have really amazing friends and family), but I did feel incredibly lonely and isolated in the middle of a really hard season. In The Bible Recap podcast about this portion of Scripture, Tara Leigh-Cobble said, "It's hard to feel alone in your pain. But it's even harder to feel unknown in your pain." So while I didn't experience the mockery that Job experienced from his friends, I did experience the aloneness and unknownness of suddenly raising a teenager and pre-teen who have experienced trauma in my late twenties as a first-time parent.… Read More

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A Three-Point Plan for Parenting Middle Schoolers

posted on November 29, 2020

This guest post is from Lisa Qualls at One Thankful Mom, one of the 2020 Tapestry Conference featured speakers. Learn more about this year’s conference & register for the REPLAY today! Do you have middle schoolers? Are you wondering how…… Read More

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Reframing Behavior

posted on July 24, 2020

Parenting is not an easy job. We are responsible for training and shaping the next generation. That task weighs heavy on me some days. Other days I find myself managing behaviors and not sure that I am doing anything of…… Read More

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Love Like Crazy

posted on May 13, 2019

Sometimes people look at our families, built through adoption, foster care, and kinship placements, and wonder why we would choose this path for our family. Our guest blogger, Chantel, shares with us the new path her family is on and…… Read More

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When Two Worlds Collide

posted on October 7, 2018

When I was a child, I wanted to be an airline pilot. I thought it would be the most romantic way to spend my days floating amongst the clouds. My dad traveled for work when I was a kid and…… Read More

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Conference 2013 – Why Does my Child’s Birth Family Really Matter?

posted on October 30, 2015

We are one week removed from this year’s conference and we are so thankful for all of you who joined us. We thought we’d share a session from a previous conference with you in case you, like us, wish there…… Read More

I Get to Share my Mother’s Day

posted on May 10, 2015

Today is Mother’s Day. It’s the day we set aside to celebrate moms for all the hard work and loving attention they give to their children throughout the year. While it is a day of celebration and honor, it can…… Read More

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Healing the Wounds of Relational Trauma

posted on December 11, 2014

I remember the first time I heard it said. It came out of nowhere during a conversation with an adult adoptee, and I recoiled as the words made their way to my heart. “There is no adoption without loss,” she…… Read More


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