Beyond Adoption

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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

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

Amy Monroe Profile

Compassion Is the Answer. What’s the Question?

posted on March 2, 2014

I’ve been talking with a lot of moms lately and many of them are struggling with their kids.  I get it.  There are days I struggle too.  The issues we face vary from the small, frustrating and everyday, to the big,…… Read More

Kayla North Profile

May I Have a Compromise?

posted on February 3, 2014

When people hear our kids ask, “May I have a compromise?” they tend to look at us a bit funny. They seem completely confused when we respond to our kids as if requesting a compromise is normal. But at our…… Read More

Diane in Bungoma

Tapestry Goes ‘Beyond Adoption’ in 2013

posted on December 23, 2013

In 2011, Tapestry Adoption and Foster Care began to explore the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children outside of our immediate community. We began to look at and research the training and educational needs of caregivers, foster parents, and orphanage…… Read More

Beyond Adoption: Meet Aryn

posted on July 11, 2013

Aryn Allbright is a 19-yr-old college student from Odessa, Texas who attends Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She is excited about the opportunity to serve and meet the people of Bungoma, Kenya this September. Listen to her story: A…… Read More

Beyond Adoption: A Bigger Heart

posted on June 27, 2013

My daughter is from the gorgeous, almost mystical, deeply historic country of Ethiopia. On our trip to adopt, both my husband and I fell in love with the rich culture, the friendly, kind people, and the landscape of the country.…… Read More

Your Opportunity to Care for Kids Half a World Away

posted on May 23, 2013

My daughter is often sick. She was sick the first day we met her in Ethiopia which required a trip to the hospital in Addis so she could receive treatments. She continually battled childhood illnesses for the first six months…… Read More

Sponsor a Child in Kenya

posted on April 17, 2013

In less than a month it will be time to honor the women in our lives; our mothers, our grandmothers, wives, foster mothers, and those who have been like a mother to us. Mother’s Day is May 12thand we know…… Read More

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