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It’s National Adoption Awareness Month! Even if you can’t adopt or foster parent now, or if you don’t plan to, you can still make an impact in the life of a child in foster care or a family trying to adopt. Check out my blog post that includes links and more info on how we can all make an impact👉🏻link in bio. #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #nationaladoptionmonth
Я строю храм. Я строю храм, но этот храм внутри Растет из камня веры и надежды На самом крае линии прибрежной Я строю храм всем бедам вопреки. . Открыты двери, много прихожан. И к счастью, все любимые мной люди, Зайдя сюда вплетают свои судьбы В мой ежедневно строящийся храм. . Злой человек встречается, увы. Ворвется вихрем, разобьет мне окна. Ну что поделаешь, раз человеку плохо. Отстрою заново и нет ничьей вины. . Защитой в бурю, ветрам и дождям. Там каждому в тепле найдется место. На берегу морском, на краешке под сердцем. Я строю храм. (с) #ваняякимов #МінусОдинПлюсОдин #народженіСерцем #happymom #прийомніДіти #усиновлення #зміниОднеЖиття #adoption #adoptionislove #adoptionletter #сирітствуНі
When you get the chance to be a part of an adoption day photo shoot for the second time for the same family. #blessings #adoptionislove
Adee and Sam have 3 boys. Their oldest is a sophomore in college… followed a senior in high school… and, last but not least, their youngest is in 7th grade. They are all great athletes, as were Sam and Adee. Cal plays baseball in college and Drake has already signed to play baseball in college starting next year. They are smart, cool, handsome, and popular. Exactly the kind of kids you would think would be way too cool to want anything to do with their parents’ friends. But that’s not the case at all. All 3 of them are friendly, approachable and quick to engage in conversation. They make me laugh and give me a guy or high five every time I see them. I genuinely enjoy being around them. #hopingtoadopt #adoptionislove #lovemakesafamily #paperpregnant #adoptionrocks #domesticadoption #infantadoption #openadoption #ittakesavillage #family #friends #friendswhoarefamily #adoptionprocess #waiting #waitingfamilies #motherhood #adoptionsupport #adoption #love
When I first met Adee I was being bullied by girls who were supposed to be my friends and I was miserable. Adee helped me see myself, and the situation, more clearly. She taught me to stick up for myself and others. She is smart and funny, a great athlete and an amazing mom. We have similar views on the world and even have similar careers. We can talk for hours over coffee or wine and not even notice the time pass - and she still has a way of helping me see the forest for the trees. Adee and all of her boys will play a large role in my child's life and will be incredible role models. #hopingtoadopt #adoptionislove #lovemakesafamily #paperpregnant #adoptionrocks #domesticadoption #infantadoption #openadoption #ittakesavillage #family #friends #friendswhoarefamily #adoptionprocess #waiting #waitingfamilies #motherhood #adoptionsupport #adoption #love
Kyle built himself a castle while waiting for our turn to see the dr. I am so beyond proud of the progress he has made these past few months. We’ve pretty much stayed home with very few trips or outings with friends to focus on his and our families well being. My husband and I got to take an over night trip last weekend and did not get one phone call from the kids. Usually an overnight trip is impossible. I’m not going to lie, there were many times I felt I could not do it anymore but so glad we stuck it out. Lots of good did come from the bad, we got in contact with his bio family and the family we met are amazing loving people. #alwayslookforthegood #ilovemykids #adoptionislove
Did someone say curry lentil soup? 😍 PACKED with flavor, vegan, and oh. so. yum. Of course I had a second bowl 🤤 #plantbasedrecipes #vegansoup #vegancurry #dinnerideas
You may not know it, but there is an adoption symbol! You may have heard people say “adoption triad”. It’s a commonly-used term that describes the three sides of an adoption: the birth family, the adoptive family and the adoptee. The triangle in the symbol represents those 3 points. The heart intertwined in this symbol of adoption represents the love involved in the relationship of adoption.
“Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Until all are taught.” https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/stranger-shows-adoptive-mother-style-black-daughters-hair-world-needs-people-like-143655901.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=ma #blackhair #kinkyhair #blackgirlsrock #adoptionjourney #adoptionislove #adoptionstory #kindness #kindnessmatters #naturalhair #biracialadoption
All we wanted for Christmas is YOU, Ellie Paige ♥️ #bestgiftever #adoptionislove #firstchristmas #babypmakes3 #epp #ourforever
ALICE CERCA MAMMA...2 MESI...TAGLIA MEDIA (15/18 KG.). Per info Viviana 3386841357 #amicidimagoo #cucciolabellacercafamiglia ❤️ #adoptionislove #chiamasubito ☎️ #adottanoncomprare ❤️ #adottauncucciolodalcanile #fuoridallesbarresubito
Did you know that 25% of all proceeds from the #AdoptConnect Marketplace are donated to organizations that provide support to adoptive families and birth parents? One of these organizations is @helpusadopt , a national 501(c)(3) financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, marital status or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000. Helpusadopt.org is the only adoption grant organization in the country that embodies all of the following criteria: awards large, life-changing grants; supports domestic, international and foster care adoptions; and does not charge applicants to apply. If you’d like to support Helpusadopt.org, it’s as easy as shopping through our online Marketplace! Click the link in our profile to check it out or read more about our beneficiaries.
I am a REAL mom. My husband is a REAL dad. For clarity’s sake, we do often refer to the families we send to Disney World as adoptive families. But at their core, they are normal, REAL families, just like families built biologically. Asking an adoptive mom about their child’s “real mom” can be incredibly hurtful. The better way to say it would be to ask about their “birth mother” and “birth family” or “first mother” and “first family”. Many families are not opposed to talking about their children’s first families, but the language you use to ask, can make all the difference. Adoptive families are REAL families. Love makes a family, and adoption is LOVE. We’re Funding Love. #adoption #adoptionislove #fundinglove #disneyfamily
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Hi we are Marie and joe and we are hoping to expand our family through adoption. Please check out our website for more info and a glimpse into our life together and our home. Thank you so much! . . . . #adoption #adoptionrocks #instafamily #adoptionplan #waitingfamily #hopingtoadopt #waitingtoadopt #waitingforyou #lovemakesafamily #adoptionislove #adoptionjourney
Somewhere out there, a brave expectant momma is searching for the right family for her baby. YOU can be the miracle that helps her find us! Here’s how you can help:⠀ ⠀ ➕ Like, Comment & Share our posts on our Facebook page “Ris and Tevan - Hoping to Adopt”. Facebook’s algorithm is tricky: Comments are worth about 10 “likes”; Shares are worth about 10 comments. If you only have time for a like, we will take it! But the more “action” our posts get, the more they are seen/the greater our reach! ⠀ ⠀ ➕ Invite your friends to “Like” our Facebook page! Again, the more people who see our posts, the closer we get to finding our match! Your share could lead to your hairdresser’s share which could lead to her cousin’s share which could lead to her high school best friend’s share...The links go on and on. Growing our circle of those our posts reach will help us be found by the right expectant momma. Our goal is to get 1,000 likes on our Facebook page by Christmas!⠀ ⠀ ➕ On Instagram, please screenshot and share this post on your feed and/or story. (You can also use a reposting app!) Don’t forget to tag me (@ris.rat ) so any potential expectant moms, dads, or families can connect with us! The Instagram algorithm really rewards comments, so the more comments our posts receive, the more they are seen. ⠀ ⠀ We are open to babies of any race, any gender, from any state in the US! We can’t wait to welcome a sweet little one into our home, lives, and family! Please reach out if you have any questions. ❤️⠀ ⠀ xoxo⠀ Ris + Tevan⠀ ⠀ 💌 risandtevanadopt@gmail.com ⠀ ☎️ Call/text anytime: 385-323-2131⠀ ❤️ www.risandtevanadopt.com⠀ ⠀ #adoptingbabyratliff #risandtevanadopt #hopingtoadopt #adoptionrocks #adoption #weloveadoption #ourjourneytoadoption #adoptionjourney #adoptionislove #lovemakesafamily ⠀ ⠀
Amanda and Ryan have 3 kids under 4! A 3 1/2 year old little girl named Finley and twin 2 year olds named Nash and Pepper. As you can see in the pics, they are so cute it’s ridiculous! They are also sweet and silly and funny and infinitely snuggable. I couldn’t love them more! #hopingtoadopt #adoptionislove #lovemakesafamily #paperpregnant #adoptionrocks #domesticadoption #infantadoption #openadoption #ittakesavillage #family #friends #friendswhoarefamily #adoptionprocess #waiting #waitingfamilies #motherhood #adoptionsupport #adoption #love
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“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” - Maya Angelou 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 You don’t need to be afraid of people who are different than you. You don’t have to worry that by allowing others to have safety and dignity, you will somehow be forced to give up your own. So much hatred is fueled by fear. This world is a beautiful, magnificent place, filled with beautiful, magnificent people. Some of the very best friends David and I have made have been while traveling. Here is Zimrah with one of her most favorite people in India. His religion and culture are dramatically different from our own, and yet his humanity and heart are so incredible and intricate. He loves adoption and has helped countless families navigate the process, driving them from place to place, making them feel comfortable, and sharing about his life. We have learned so much and have been humbled over and over again by the selfless way our friends across the oceans have loved and cared for us, and how each day they continue the work of making orphaned children sons and daughters. I pray we never stop learning. 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 Throughout the rest of November I am hoping to highlight some of the beautiful people who we are blessed to call friends. #nationaladoptionmonth #nationaladoptionawarenessmonth #adoptionislove
Let us make the adoption process as smooth as possible for you. We're here for you, every step of the way. #AdoptionJourney #adoption #love #AdoptionStrong #AdoptionisLove #AdoptionRocks #adopted #loveyourself #familygoals
A hoodie with a giant heart seemed pretty fitting for baby girl!❤ . . . . #rosemarybabybaby #adoptable #adoptionislove #hikingadventure #dogsonadventure #thatoregonlife #traildog
How talented are these #artists ? These are possibly the most unique items in our #AdoptionAuction ! Bid now for a personalized portrait by one of these artists! Link in profile! #chinaadoption #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #lovemakesafamily
This year you can create smiles under the tree at your home as well as on the faces of families around the world! For this week's blog (link in bio) you will find a list of companies supporting adoption, foster care and the elimination of poverty. Feel free to add to the list by commenting below tagging anyone I missed 🎁 . . . Thanks for the ideas @wakefulwhitney @mandy_k1179 #adoptionjourney #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #bloggermom #chictribe #communityovercompetition #fostercare #fosterdad #fosterparents #fosterlove #graceandgrit #lovemakesafamily #momofteens #mumblogger #mompreneur #mybeautifulmess #parentcoach #parentingblogger #thecalltolove #thisisfostercare #thisismotherhood #unitedmotherhood #wecouldhavemissedthis
It is our joy to share our hearts and stand with all of our adoptive and birth parents. Our purpose is to see every child who does not have a family, adopted. Our vision is to open an adoption agency and a birth parents’ facility. These will offer support and services needed to both adoptive and birth parents. Indeed, this vision will provide what is needed for families through the pregnancy, adoption process, post placement and after finalization. With this in mind, we need your help. If you are able to help, please go to our website: www.conduitsoflove.com to learn more about it. Big blessings and many thanks! #ConduitsOfLove #adoptionstories #adoptionadvocacy #adoptionadvocates #allaboutthechildren #creatingfamilies #adoptionbuildfamily #adoptionislove #adoptionourfamily #adopt #adoption #adoptionvolunteering #adoptionhelp #adoptionfundraisinghelp #justlovecoffeefundraising
M is for Motives. I think one of the most important questions to ask ourselves when making a decision to foster or adopt is to question our motives each time we step into another new position or process. There can be a million different reasons to pursue every type of adoption or foster care, in many different places and seasons. But it’s important to understand them so we can analyze if that’s the right place that WE should be at. It’s not fair to our children if we step into adoption unwilling to tackle our personal issues, parent the way the child needs, and enter into a lifelong journey of adoption education. No one is perfect. It’s not about being perfect to step into these roles, it’s about being willing to pursue humility, justice for all involved, and extend grace where it is most difficult. 🎨: @hmelmackinnon 💕 #motives #ulteriormotives #saviorcomplex #rightmotives #adoptionawarenessmonth #adoption #adoptiontriad #adoptee #birthparent #birthmom #internationaladoption #transracialadoption #domesticadoption #fostercareadoption #adoptionrocks #adoptioniscomplicated #adoptionislove #adoptionishard #formerfosteryouth #fosterfamily #fosterthelove  #wecouldhavemissedthis #vulnerablechildren #vulnerablefamilies
It’s no lie that I’ve been feeling a lot of feels lately. #makingamess is messy, hard, confusing, joyous, humbling, scary, and grief filled. I’m definitely in a period of processing and grieving my bodies ability to carry a biological child. And while we serve a BIG God, we feel him whispering big things into our hearts that are only slightly terrifying. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 I’m obviously obsessed with oils, but it wasn’t until I walked infertility that I truly started exploring some of the emotional aspects of feelings and how scent is the only sense that directly affects the limbic system. I’m using tons of “feeling” oils to help me calm down and process my feels. Today’s powerhouse has been Release, as I process this failed cycle of Clomid and the road ahead. . . . . . #ttc #ttcjourney #ttccommunity #infertility #momlife #fertility #parenthood #momentsofmine #journaling #fertilityjourney #ttcsisters #tryingtoconceive #infertilityawareness #endometriosis #motherhoodinspired #adoptionislove #infertilitysucks #dontwalkalone #infertilitysupport #sarahslaughter #adoption #ifyoure1in8youreoneofus #adoptionrocks #lovemakesafamily #iam1in8 #infertilitytreatment #strongwomen #emotionalhealth
Here is our chunky boy, Bob! He just has that “IT” factor that you can’t deny😂! This boy is the friendliest kitty you will EVER meet. The second you sit on the floor he climbs into your lap and plops his butt down! Bob has been at the annex for several years and he deserves to finally have a home to call his own. He is a cat that doesn’t know when to stop eating, so we would love to get him into a home so that his daily food intake can be controlled, as it is very hard to do in an environment with many cats. You can DM this account or send an email to Nixie at gentlesouls@aol.com to schedule a meet and greet! If you have any other questions, please email Nixie at gentlesouls@aol.com or leave it in the comments! #cutie #cutiepie #furbaby #cat #adorable #cute #adoption #adoptable #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #adoptme #sheltercats #sheltercatsrule #model #chubbyboy #fierce #chubbybaby #chubbycat #chubby #fatkitty #fatcat #sweetheart #babyboy #bigboy #sweetie #sweetheart
These extra hormones have me all kinds of emotional right now! We took Bash to the Lincoln Park Zoo and I cried when I saw the seals (give me a break, I’ve never seen them before)! And now that my boys are heading home tomorrow, I find myself wanting to cry constantly! I’m so glad that they were both able to be here with me, they’ve definitely made this trip even better! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now since I’ll be here alone for a couple more days, hit me with your favorite binge worthy tv shows! I’ve seen a lot, so get creative!
l Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud l ⋒ . . I went to bed last night feeling an emotion I can’t really explain. Jessica the owner and creative genius behind @wild_fire_water created a rainbow fringe blanket and wanted to auction it off for our embryo adoption fund. The auction launched last night and in an hour and a half the bid was at $200, this morning it jumped to $250. To say I’m humbled would hardly scratch the surface of how I feel. Having someone, pretty much a complete stranger who I only recently became a customer of, reach out to me and want to support our growing family blew my mind. To have someone share our cause so selflessly with all of their customers. To have a community of people say kind words and have the inclination to help us, again complete strangers to them, is shocking. . . The support that we have received from the community of people here on Instagram is a support I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams. It still doesn’t feel real. To have so many people cheering us on, praying for us, hoping we will bring our baby home, encouraging us & thinking about two people they’ve never met in real life, makes my heart all but explode 🖤 . . Seeing people who I’ve interacted with for sometime sharing our story, bidding on this auction item, buying from our fundraiser, wearing our shirts, praying for our baby & family is the beauty in this journey I never knew I’d find. . . . My words don’t do our gratitude justice but I hope that they begin to show the world a little of what we are feeling. Our snowflake baby & hopefully our rainbow baby is frozen & suspended in time, waiting for us to bring them home & each and everyone of you are making that dream a reality. . . #rainbow #rainbowbaby #embryoadoption #adoption #adoptionislove #adoptionrocks #lovemakesafamily #fertility #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #bringinghomebabysteen #pcos #miscarriage #ihadamiscarriage #ivf #ivfsupport #adoptionfundraiser #ttc #ttccommunity
M is for Motives. I think one of the most important questions to ask ourselves when making a decision to foster or adopt is to question our motives each time we step into another new position or process. There can be a million different reasons to pursue every type of adoption or foster care, in many different places and seasons. But it’s important to understand them so we can analyze if that’s the right place that WE should be at. It’s not fair to our children if we step into adoption unwilling to tackle our personal issues, parent the way the child needs, and enter into a lifelong journey of adoption education. No one is perfect. It’s not about being perfect to step into these roles, it’s about being willing to pursue humility, justice for all involved, and extend grace where it is most difficult. 🎨: @hmelmackinnon 💕 #motives #ulteriormotives #saviorcomplex #rightmotives #adoptionawarenessmonth #adoption #adoptiontriad #adoptee #birthparent #birthmom #internationaladoption #transracialadoption #domesticadoption #fostercareadoption #adoptionrocks #adoptioniscomplicated #adoptionislove #adoptionishard #formerfosteryouth #fosterfamily #fosterthelove  #wecouldhavemissedthis #vulnerablechildren #vulnerablefamilies
On the blog, I’m sharing the adoption-related children’s books that we currently love for our 14-month old. Link in bio! . . Would love to hear from others: what other books do you think we should add to the rotation for this stage? What about as she gets a little older - what are your favorite adoption-themed books for toddlers? . . . #adopt #adoption #adoptionislove #adoptionisbeautiful #adoptionbooks #childrensbooks #adoptionrocks #adoptionishard #adoptionlove #lovemakesafamily #adoptionawareness #adoptionawarenessmonth #nationaladoptionmonth #domesticadoption #fostercareadoption #infantadoption #stepparentadoption #adoptionattorney #adoptionlawyer #californiaadoption
#Repost @heartgallerycentx Made by @Image.Downloader · · · · Meet Meredith! Meredith is shy at first but she gets along with everyone and enjoys helping others. She loves animals and insects and is very knowledgeable about them! In her forever home, she hopes to have a pet dog. ❤️ To learn more about Meredith as well as the foster/adoption process, visit our website by typing the link into your browser heartgallerytexas.com/children/meredith/ ❤️ #adoption #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #chooseadoption #foreverfamilieswanted #foreverfamilies #adoption #heartgallery #heartgallerycentx 📸 Kittleman Photography
Did you know we offer camps, support groups, counseling and other services for families and adoptees? Adoption is a journey that lasts for a lifetime, and we stand by you the whole way.⠀ To learn about our post-adoption services, click the link in out bio!
To the woman who made the ultimate sacrifice to give her daughter a second chance at life. To someone, I am very thankful for. Desiree, you will always be her mother no matter what. She will always know her story and the beauty behind it. It may have been a rocky journey but I am so blessed that you did this for your daughter. I know times can be tough. I just want you to know that I cherish our relationship. Many people have asked about Krizenthia's journey and I want to respect everyone. That includes the woman who gave her life. (We asked her permission before doing this.) She did something many can not. She put her selfish wants to the side and gave her daughter another chance to live a life she deserves. There have been many times we haven't seen eye to eye but I will always respect her mother no matter what. This journey has definitely been worth it. Julian and I love you very much. We know this has been tough but we appreciate that you are open to us sharing her journey. Xoxo #adoption #adoptionislove #cherishedmoments
Yep - that’s not a typo - another Amanda! I met Amanda a few days before I started high school, during freshman orientation. We hit it off immediately and have been pretty inseparable ever since. After high school we went to the same college and after graduating college moved to Cincinnati to be roommates. We have seen each other through good times and bad times; laughter and loss; success and failure. Amanda is smart, silly, supportive, and one of the most entertaining people I have ever met. It is impossible to be bored when she is around. #hopingtoadopt #adoptionislove #lovemakesafamily #paperpregnant #adoptionrocks #domesticadoption #infantadoption #openadoption #ittakesavillage #family #friends #friendswhoarefamily #adoptionprocess #waiting #waitingfamilies #motherhood #adoptionsupport #adoption #love
I love the self care movement we as women + mothers have going on. I look back at my childhood and recall my mom sitting on the floor of the shower and wonder how she kept it together until my dad passed. There was none of this self care, self love, take care of yourself business going on back then. Do you relate? Were our moms stuffing their faces with chocolate ice cream in the bathroom or nah?
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. | Anne Frank | #snowday2018
Congratulations to the “H” family and their adorable new addition! We’re so excited for them and this new chapter in their lives. Please keep the birth family in your thoughts throughout this transition. 💙💙💙 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #adoptionislove #takeusonyouradoptionjourney #adoption
❤️ Yes! We are so thankful for everyone and everything that we have been blessed with! We are looking forward to the day we add another little blessing to our family. #hopingtoadopt ,#calledtoadoption ,#adoptionjourneytocompleteourfamily ,#familyismorethanblood ,#adoptionislove
“We wheeled our birth mom out while she was holding the baby. Our significant others ran to go get the cars as we prepared for the most heart wrenching moment. As she was passing our baby girl into my arms, the biggest tears and sobs were running down both of our faces. I was literally being handed over my daughter by the most incredible woman I’ve ever met. I can tell you without a doubt there were angels helping our birth mom hand her baby over to me and angels helping me take my baby into my arms. The most sacred moment (other than being married to my husband of course!) I’ve ever been a part of.” Continue reading how sweet Lemmon came into @kashiapalmer family in my stories. http://liketk.it/2yekK #liketkit @liketoknow.it
“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” -Leigh Ann Tuohy⠀ ❤️💛💚💙💜⠀ This little Dino buddy has been a little miracle I’ve had the privilege of getting to watch grow for the last 9+ months. One of my favorite things in this last season is engaging with multiple friends who are in the foster care/adoption process. Several of my amazing cousins were adopted, but I was too young to get to experience the process. So getting an up close view of the ins and outs of the foster care system have been fascinating, beautiful, heartbreaking, and heroic.⠀ 👶🏿👦🏻👧🏼👶🏽👦🏾👧🏻👶🏼👦🏽👧🏿⠀ As of September 2018, there were more than 3,700 children in Texas available for adoption for whom CPS was seeking a permanent home. Many of these children ask themselves, "Why not me? Why can't I have a family?"⠀ 💔💔💔⠀ Adoption has impacted the lives of many, but it can impact the lives of SO MANY MORE children and families. If you have a heart for adoption, but don’t know how to get involved, don’t be overwhelmed! Here are a few ideas:⠀ •⠀ 1️⃣ The easiest place to start is to PRAY: for the Children at-risk and in the system to have loving and protective homes; for the Parents—both the foster and birth parents—to thrive and love these kids well; for the Family and Protective Services staff, CASA, and social workers to have peace as they advocate for the children and make placements; for the Judges and attorneys to make wise decisions.⠀ •⠀ 2️⃣ FOSTER CARE is a wonderful and challenging calling and many more are called than are currently fostering. The average foster child moves SEVEN times at an average rate of every six to 12 months. A child who has a stable, healthy foster home can be key to significantly decreasing the number of moves for the child while they’re in care. — Kinship care is also important, where relatives and family friends who can provide stability while children can’t live with their parents, may help prevent kids from needing to be placed in the foster care system.⠀ •⠀ 3️⃣ If you’re interested in ADOPTION— find a qualified agency that can help you navigate the differences between [CONTINUED IN COMMENTS 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼]
TONIGHT! Arizona Birth Mom Support Group meets at 6:30 pm! Will you come sit knee to knee with us?
If I was able to have a Truth be Told Paint Party FUNDRAISER for Operation Baby Thomas on DEC 22nd, who would be interested in attending?!?! I know it’s the weekend before Christmas, so I know people are busy! Look at it as a night out to relax while helping us bring home Baby Thomas! 🙂 Comment below so I can get a feel for attendance, if we can get the date. These are the two designs I’m going back and forth with! They can be brought back out year after year to decorate your home for Christmas!! I’ll provide food and beverages! #operationbabythomas #adoptionislove #Adoptionishard #Godcalledus #Waitingforbaby #FAC #Patience #Ittakesacommunity #adoptionfundraising #ChristmasTime
I closed my eyes for just a moment and my baby girl is now 11!😳 Happiest Birthday Jordan Marie! I’m so proud of the beautiful young lady you are becoming! You are sweet, funny, kind, expressive, and empathetic! You love to read, sing, dance, and create. I’m so thankful every day that God chose me to be your Mom! #wheredidthetimego #elevengoingontwentyfive #ourlittlemiracle #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #blessedbeyondmeasure
T W O M O R E D A Y S until we announce the Fall 2018 $20,000 grant recipients!! If you applied for the Fall 2018 grant, be sure to check your email TOMORROW (Wednesday) MORNING. You will be the first to learn which family we've chosen to receive our grant. We will we publicly introduce the awarded family on Thursday! #mightyfamiliesbyadoption #infertility #adopt #adoption #adoptionislove #adoptionrocks #adoptionjourney #blessedbyadoption #hopingtoadopt #waitingtoadopt #domesticadoption #infantadoption #adoptiveparents #adoptiongrant
November is National Adoption Month, and in honor of the amazing adoptive parents out there, we’re sharing your stories and experiences. Like @callietroyer , who recounted an incredible first: “I’ve waited six months for this moment, and it was even better than I imagined. Today, Gideon fell asleep on me for the first time. Some days we feel just how much we missed in Gideon’s first two years of life, so I’m exceedingly grateful for these “simple” moments where I get to hold on to my baby just a little longer. Even if it’s right in the middle of a busy day inside one of the most visited museums in the country”. 💕 What was your most memorable first? Tell us about them in the comments below. #BabyDove #TrustYourWay #NationalAdoptionMonth #Adoption #Parenting #Parents #Family #AdoptionJourney #AdoptionStory #AdoptionIsLove #AdoptionRocks #Adoption
At our Under One Sky Village foundation camps, we believe that it’s important to have fun while you learn! 👦🏽🔨 ✨We foster a positive environment for our youth in foster care where they are encouraged to work with their head, their heart, and their hands! ✨ 🧠💚💪🏽 . . . #youth #inspiration #growingupstrong #fostercare #adoptionjourney #under1skyvillage #adoptionislove
Happy day in court this weekend. Seifi’s adoption was finalized! Proud to come from an open hearted and open minded family. #adoptionislove #adoptionisbrave
You are the best thing that’s ever been mine ♥️ #obsessed #epp #babypmakes3 #firstchristmas #bestgiftever #adoptionislove
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