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Every Child Podcast with Jennifer Winkelmann

Nov 30, 2015

Although adoptive families complete many hours of required education and training, Jennifer Winkelmann has noticed a trend among those adopting a child who has experienced trauma. “So many families I work with don’t feel equipped to parent the child in their care,” she said.  Winkelmann, a family …

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A Light Shines in the Darkness

Nov 30, 2015

by Kristin Meyer The holiday season is now in full swing, and I know well the mixed emotions that this time of year brings for those whose hearts long for a child. The joy of so many around you leaves you feeling even more like “the people walking in darkness” (Isaiah 9:2).”  As a child, one of …

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6 Ways You can Help End the Orphan Crisis

Nov 17, 2015

Every year, children around the world are exposed to poverty, disease, war, and violence, and approximately 144 million are considered orphans. Many have only known life in an orphanage with a series of caregivers. While orphanages can provide emergency food and shelter, they cannot provide the …

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Adoption Didn’t Heal My Infertility

Nov 10, 2015

by Jillian Burden I’m one of those people who will absolutely gush if you ask me about adoption. My husband, John, and I adopted our son, Arie, from Moscow three years ago. He was two and a half when we brought him home, and having him in our family has been absolutely amazing. We love our little …

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1000 Tiny Miracles

Nov 10, 2015

by Jaime, adoptive parent If I've learned anything in this life, it's don't tell God your plans. His ways are much better. My husband, Nate, and I felt led to love and care for an orphaned child with special needs—a child waiting for one family to love them just the way God created them. On …

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Every Child Podcast with Deborah Gray

Nov 09, 2015

In Bethany’s pre-adoption training, parents hear a lot about attachment—what it is and why it’s important for you and your child. It takes time and consistency to build an open, trusting relationship, especially with children who have experienced profound loss and trauma. Deborah Gray, founder of …

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Every Child Podcast with Debra Fileta

Nov 03, 2015

Debra Fileta is convinced that a developed sense of identity is key to forming healthy dating and marriage relationships. “If you don’t know who you are,” she said, “you won’t know the kind of person who will fit into your life and story.” Fileta is a licensed professional counselor who has walked …

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