Talking About Adoption


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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

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

5 Things to Do When You Feel Isolated

posted on February 26, 2021

You go to all the classes. You learn about trauma and the impact it has on the brain. You try to channel your inner Karyn Purvis. But still, the isolation creeps in. At first, you are just keeping your child’s world small. You are working on connecting as a family. But slowly you find yourself pulling away from friends, family, and activities that bring you joy.… 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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2015 Tapestry Events Kick Off This Weekend

posted on January 18, 2015

We kick off our 2015 calendar tonight Sunday, January 18, 2015 with Fostering Hope, our support group for foster families and those considering foster care. We have a busy year planned and have posted events through March which can be…… Read More

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Join Us for Tapestry’s Large Group Event on April 12

posted on April 8, 2014

Join us for the next Tapestry event on Saturday, April 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in Room West D at Irving Bible Church, as we host an event for all foster and adoptive parents entitled: Why Did You Do That?…… Read More

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Chatting With Your Kids About Adoption

posted on April 1, 2014

I don’t talk with my kids about adoption. It’s not that I don’t think it is a good idea – it certainly is. It’s just that, even though all four of my children were adopted, they have no interest in…… Read More

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Things to Consider Before Telling Your Child’s Story

posted on March 25, 2014

When telling the story of your family’s adoption/foster care journey it is important to remember that it is your child’s story too. You are the guardian of this precious treasure, and while parts of their story should not be considered…… Read More


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