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Back to Basics: Compromises, Choices, and Re-dos

posted on January 25, 2021

As parents, it is our natural instinct to parent the way that we were parented. For many of us, our parents did an excellent job raising us to be healthy, happy adults, but parenting children who have come from trauma means parenting children with unique needs. In order to do this well, we need a unique set of parenting tools to help us to connect with, guide, and love our children to the best of our ability in order to create the healing home that they need.… Read More

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Back to Basics: Parenting Resources

posted on January 18, 2021

As foster, adoptive, and kinship parents, we know that children who have experienced trauma have unique needs, and therefore we need unique training, education, and information regarding our children’s needs and how to best parent them. With the wealth of…… Read More

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2014 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference

posted on July 23, 2014

The 2014 Tapestry Conference will be held October 24 & 25 at Irving Bible Church. This year’s conference will feature unique content across two full days — and you are invited to attend one or both days. Our theme for…… Read More

An Unforgettable Invitation

posted on August 28, 2013

Listening. It’s hard to do. In many ways, it is a lost art…or one that some of us never really ever acquired. What I’m discovering about myself (and, if I can be so bold, about us — adoptive and foster parents) is…… Read More

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Hurting Families, Healing Churches

posted on July 21, 2013

As I write I am in the dormitory suite, inside my room with the shades drawn. I am dressed for bed and the lights are out. It is 2:00 in the afternoon on Friday. For those who know me, I…… Read More

Listen…

posted on May 9, 2013

There is always value in being connected to those who are experiencing similar circumstances or have gone through similar life events so you can share and learn information, ideas, hopes, and fears. For adoptive parents, there is a bond that exists…… Read More

Stuck…And How We Begin To Get Un-Stuck

posted on March 16, 2013

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world”- James 1:27 Adoption is an emotional roller coaster. Each…… Read More

Pre-Conference Intensives at Summit 9 in May

posted on February 7, 2013

Summit 9 is coming soon on May 2-3 in Nashville, TN.  In addition, there are some terrific Pre-Summit Intensives on Wednesday, May 1. Tapestry is hosting a pre-conference intensive entitled Take it to the Next Level: Adoption & Orphan Care Church Ministry Intensive.  This all-day workshop…… Read More

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Finding Help & Hope for the Journey

posted on January 13, 2013

It began simply enough.  We had welcomed our son home less than a year earlier, and we were on our way home from a small gathering of adoptive families at a local church.  That evening was spent listening to a…… Read More

Adoption Costs and Financial Assistance Resources

posted on November 21, 2012

The financial costs relating to adoption are often one of the primary challenges that families face when pursuing adoption.  However, many people are unaware that there are an increasing number of ways to meet this challenge through a variety of…… Read More


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