Me Too Stories

me too stories

Big Hearted

Big Hearted

by Sarah Roney At our weekly park play date, another seasoned mama looked in my eyes and talked openly about her oldest read more

God’s Dreams for Your Children

God’s Dreams for Your Children

by Christine Stahl “To grant to those who mourn in Zion – to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil read more

Me Too

Me Too

by Sarah Roney We all wore whites and corals to a family wedding in the Flint Hills this past weekend. The winery read more

Not the Only One

Not the Only One

by Christine Stahl For some, the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday is a very non-complicated celebration of the woman read more

My Unexpected Love for Caseworkers

My Unexpected Love for Caseworkers

by Jessica Stoffer When my husband and I became foster parents, we knew we would form relationships with the children in read more

Loving a Wild Child

Loving a Wild Child

by Christine Stahl “Stop acting like an animal!” I shout exasperated. “You’re a BOY; not an animal!” When I envisioned read more

Worship in the Waiting: Moving from Unbearable Mourning to Inexpressible Joy

Worship in the Waiting: Moving from Unbearable Mourning to Inexpressible Joy

by Melissa Harms It was the phone call we never saw coming. Our adoption agency called to tell us of a birthmother who read more

I’m a Better Mother Than Her

I’m a Better Mother Than Her

by Lindsey Loughrin He lives in my heart always, but in my house occasionally, and I’m only sometimes his mother read more

Second Chances

Second Chances

by Christine Stahl When 6-years old, my son asked from the backseat, “Hey, Dad. Do you know the difference between mercy read more

There are Four Mamas Here

There are Four Mamas Here

by Sarah Roney Being pregnant makes me very aware of the long, arduous process of growing a baby and birthing them into read more

EL ROI: “The God Who Sees”

EL ROI: “The God Who Sees”

by Christine Stahl READING, Genesis 16 “Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian read more

Joy Stories and Appreciations

Joy Stories and Appreciations

by Sarah Roney My oldest daughter was born in India and can’t remember not having a younger sibling. She was born read more

A Call to REFRESH

A Call to REFRESH

by Sarah Roney To all those weary mamas and papas out there who find themselves in the trenches of loving their kids read more

Yahweh-Shalom: “The Lord, our Peace”

Yahweh-Shalom: “The Lord, our Peace”

by Christine Stahl “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank read more

Yahweh Jireh- The Lord Will Provide

Yahweh Jireh- The Lord Will Provide

by Christine Stahl Philippians 4:19 – “And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in read more

Strength in Weakness

Strength in Weakness

Part 2 in a series of adoption and special needs. You can read part 1 here. by Sarah Roney Last night we showed our read more

Trusting God When Things Fall Apart

Trusting God When Things Fall Apart

by Craig Belford As a faithful follower of Christ, I know and believe that God is sovereign. That God is good. That God read more

All That You Need to Know

All That You Need to Know

by Scott Roney “This is it?” “That’s all we have.” I was incredulous. This girl was about to become our daughter, and read more

Paper Pregers:  Adoption in Progress

Paper Pregers: Adoption in Progress

By Lisa Jarot When an adoptive mom announces she is waiting, the world does not erupt with celebration in the same way read more

The Way of the Cross

The Way of the Cross

By Sarah Roney There aren’t any books out there on how to love your sons birth mama well. How I wish there were. I read more

An Adoptee’s Story

An Adoptee’s Story

by Kat Belford This spring I had the opportunity to sit on an adoptee panel at the Replanted Orphan Saturday Conference. read more

Seventeen Minutes Until Summer Vacation

Seventeen Minutes Until Summer Vacation

The rain pours heavy and I count the minutes until the biggest one walks through the door. Seventeen. Seventeen minutes read more

Manna Strength

Manna Strength

Part 1 of a series on adoption and special needs On Tuesday mornings I have been gathering with women from my church in read more

Confidence

Confidence

People adopt because they ultimately believe that what they have to offer a child is something beautiful and life read more

Practical Support During Transitional Times

Practical Support During Transitional Times

Our church family and friends flooded our family with kindness, practical help and tremendous support after our read more

A Timetable Not Our Own

A Timetable Not Our Own

The morning came far too early. 4:22 a.m. blinked loudly on his mobile. I lay in bed, listening to him snore. Listening read more

The Delicate Dance of Grief and Joy

The Delicate Dance of Grief and Joy

The email we had been waiting for years to receive finally came. They were ready for us to travel. The passports were read more