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Tapestry Conference 2021

posted on September 9, 2021

We are so excited to bring you The 2021 Tapestry Conference October 21st-23rd, 2021! Read More

God Delights in You

posted on July 29, 2021

Foster, adoptive, and kinship families face unique obstacles as their children heal from their past trauma. When we are facing these challenging behaviors, moods, and trauma responses, it can become very easy to stop delighting in the Lord, trusting Him, and committing everything we do to Him. Instead of turning to Him and delighting in Him, we isolate ourselves, resort to complaining, or blame our situation for our negative attitude. Read More

Enjoying Play with Your Kids

posted on July 5, 2021

My children have taught me how to be playful and carefree again. They've taught me how to enjoy what I enjoy and not take myself too seriously. They've re-opened a part of me that I didn't even know was accessible. They have shown me that play is not only fun and enjoyable; it's essential to our well-being. As I connect with my kids, I connect with the God of the Universe - who created us to play and rest and work and be with Him. Read More

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When Expectations Meet Reality

posted on June 16, 2021

When our expectations are unmet we find ourselves at a crossroads in our parenting. We can continue down the same road of frustration and chaos, or we can reexamine our expectations and lean into the hard places of parenting kids who have experienced trauma. We can shift our expecatations and perspectives in order to better love, serve, and guide our children in the right direction. Read More

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Summer Connection

posted on May 25, 2021

Summer is almost here! Does this phrase leave you excited for the family time or dreading the thought of everyone home under the same roof? Maybe you are remembering past summer groans of ‘I’m bored!’ or ‘She won’t leave me… Read More

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Supporting Families

posted on May 18, 2021

Some adoptive, foster, and kinship families experience a lot of support at the beginning of their journey. But what most people don’t realize is that they need support throughout their parenting journey. Even when they take their 23rd placement or… Read More

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Goodbye

posted on May 10, 2021

It’s been more than a decade since we said goodbye to him, yet I remember it like it was yesterday. We met in the parking lot of the CPS office. We’d known the day was coming for weeks, yet we… Read More

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Interview with Zae Romeo

posted on May 7, 2021

You are in for a real treat with this interview. Former foster youth and current performer on The Voice sits down with Tapestry Executive Director Kayla North for an interview. Zae shares with us how he ended up on The… Read More

Navigating Relationships with Biological Family: A Conversation with Kayla & Ryan North

posted on April 22, 2021

Kayla North, Tapestry,'s Executive Director and her husband, Ryan talk with us today about navigating relationships with biological family. They are experienced adoptive parents and former foster parents who have built and maintained relationships with their children's biological family. Listen, enjoy, and learn from this experienced couple! Read More

Never Say Never When Searching for Birth Family

posted on April 19, 2021

I thought I’d never find them--the paternal side of my birth family, that is. Retha and Mike, my parents through adoption, shared what they knew. I still remember sitting with them at about age two on the couch made of tiny french green knots. Without a doubt, in the era of closed adoptions, they were miles ahead in openness. “Your birth father was an executive at GM and your birth mother was his secretary.” Read More


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