stories

6 Months by Jane Reinhard

Jane Reinhard received a call that a birthmom had decided to parent in-route to picking up the son they anticipated raising as their own. 6 months. Tomorrow our baby will be 6 months old. Not WOULD BE in the sense that he died, but IS in the fact that he's very much...

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Learning From Each Other – Jeff Harms

This Autumn, the Replanted Community will be learning from one another as Me Too Group Leaders provide answers to questions that have shaped their journey and made their family’s who they are today Q. What was/is the most vivid memory you have of your adoption/foster...

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This Revolving Door Life

by Sarah Roney For a long time my husband and I complained that the adoption books didn't have any answers for our family. When we adopted our daughter from Ethiopia we had read extensively, completed endless hours of online training and felt more than prepared to...

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Big Hearted

by Sarah Roney At our weekly park play date, another seasoned mama looked in my eyes and talked openly about her oldest son. Like my son, he has ADHD, and I could tell that she was no stranger to the hopelessness I have felt. How do you bring peace to the depths of...

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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 of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the...

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Me Too

by Sarah Roney We all wore whites and corals to a family wedding in the Flint Hills this past weekend. The winery overlooked neatly grown rows of grapes and miles of Midwestern fields while the early summer breeze kept us cool under the hot sun. We met some relatives...

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