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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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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

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

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

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

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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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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

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10 Ways to Support Kids in Foster Care

posted on May 20, 2014

Ask any foster parent the phrase they hear the most and it will likely be “I could never do what you do” or “I’d love to foster, but I could never give the kids back.”  While it is true that…… 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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