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A Tribute to Marguerite Bonnema

Feb 07, 2013

Marguerite Bonnema, the last living Bethany co-founder, passed away last week. On what would have been her 100th birthday today, February 7, we remember Marguerite and are blessed to be part of the legacy she has left behind.Marguerite’s story is inspiring, not only to those who appreciate the …

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I Wasn’t Saying Good-bye, I Was Saying “See You Later”

Jan 16, 2013

Sarah was 25 and had a 5-year-old son. She had just registered to go back to college, and she was about to move in with her new boyfriend. Then things fell apart—she had a one-night stand and got pregnant.“My first thought was to have an abortion and move on with life,” Sarah says. But she had …

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An Unexpected Joy

Jan 14, 2013

As we celebrate Sanctity of Human Life in January, we are pleased to be able to share a special guest post with you from a birthmother who chose life for her child.“What would you like your communication plan to be?”I blinked with confusion as I heard the words conveyed through my scratchy cell …

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My Father Sold Me

Jan 09, 2013

January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and if you’re like most people, you will hear the statistics—for example, two million children exploited annually by the global sex trade[1]—and be horrified. And on January 12, the impact of that alarming fact will begin to fade. That’s just the way …

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More Love Than I Could Ever Imagine

Dec 14, 2012

Guest post by Nicole Prince, adopted as an infant along with her twin sister, Christina, from South Korea. Remember the tradition of bringing a treat to school on your birthday? Those days were the best days for me since, to an elementary schooler, candy is the equivalent of a vacation day in the …

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The Internet and Adoption

Dec 13, 2012

International Project Coordinator, Dennis Feaster, explains the changing ways in which families obtain information on adoption:I have noticed that the Internet plays an increasingly important role in information seeking by prospective adoptive parents. Families seem to be doing a lot more ‘leg work’ …

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Characteristics of Families Who Successfully Adopted Older Children

Dec 10, 2012

1. A tolerance for one's own ambivalence and/or strong negative feelings.Successful adopters manage not to judge themselves too harshly for experiencing negative feelings toward the child.  They accept the inevitability of such feelings given the child's pathology.  With this, comes an …

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Not Flesh of My Flesh, but Heart of My Heart

Dec 03, 2012

Guest post by adoptee and abortion survivor, Claire Culwell.Ever since I was little, I have known that having a family is a gift. You see, my sister, Rachel, and I are adopted. I don’t remember finding out I was adopted since my parents told us when we were very young. But we always knew our …

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Angels in Adoption

Nov 16, 2012

We are thankful for the dedication and commitment of our staff, and the excellence with which they serve children and families. In recognition of these efforts, we are proud to announce that Madaline (Maddi) Noleen, executive director for our Denver office, has received the 2012 Angels in Adoption™  …

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Pieces of Me - a poem by Ashley

Nov 09, 2012

by Ashley, 16 year old in foster careI don’t know what you’ll think of meBut you can have what’s left insideI don’t know what you’ll findBut I’ll take a wild guessA broken girl, a broken homeA heart full of regretsA bandaged soul, a darkened holeA mind that no one getsA conscience full of memoriesI’ …

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