Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by adoptive mother and adult adoptee, Christine Wernquist, who shares their journey in this second installment of a three-part series. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this beautiful piece with you. This is the second blog post of a three-part series. My prayer […]

Adoptive Family Education, Guest Bloggers

November 30, 2023

Part II: Building Bonds

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Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by adoptive mother, Cecily Conquest, who shares a vulnerable look into what they learned through their own experience pursuing adoption after infertility. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this truth-filled and encouraging piece with you. I will never forget the moment I heard […]

Guest Bloggers

November 3, 2023

Even If He Does Not: Pursuing Adoption After Infertility

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Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by hopeful adoptive mother, Roxanne Rich, who shares an honest look into what they have learned and are still discovering during their adoption journey. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this raw and transparent piece with you. Let’s be honest. The road to […]

Guest Bloggers

October 27, 2023

Beyond Adoption… Why Are You Here?

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Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by adoptive mother, Heather Kaltenbach, who shares what they learned during their adoption journey. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this beautiful and encouraging piece with you. Like you, I think we all went into adoption for the first time scared, uncertain, uncomfortable, […]

Guest Bloggers

October 20, 2023

Walking Hand In Hand With Adoption

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Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by adoptive mother and adult adoptee, Christine Wernquist, who shares their journey in the first of a three-part series. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this beautiful piece with you. This is the first blog post of a three-part series. My prayer in […]

Adoptive Family Education, Guest Bloggers

October 13, 2023

Part I: Beautifully Imperfect

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Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by adoptive mother, Amy Rowan, who shares what they learned during their adoption journey. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this insightful and transparent piece with you. Adoption is a complicated tapestry woven together with strands of joy, sorrow, love, fear, excitement, grief, […]

Guest Bloggers

September 15, 2023

Trusting God With Our Waiting & Disruption

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Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by adoptive father, Joseph Tanner, who wrote it during their adoption journey for his blog, Consulting & Counseling. With his gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this honest, relatable piece on our own blog. We hope you find his words helpful and encouraging. Melicia and […]

Guest Bloggers

September 8, 2023

A Different Kind of Waiting

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Embarking on the path of adoption can be both exhilarating and daunting. Among the various adoption options, open adoption has gained popularity in recent years, offering a unique opportunity for birth parents, adoptive parents, and children to maintain connections and nurture ongoing relationships. Since 2017, when our agency added a new application requirement for all […]

Adoptive Family Education

September 1, 2023

Navigating the Fears of Open Adoption: A Journey of Love and Understanding

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Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by adoptive mother, Tonya Taylor, who shares part of their adoption story. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this piece with you. When we first started our adoption journey, we just knew we were “prepared” for parenthood!! I had been a nanny for […]

Guest Bloggers

August 19, 2017

Finding Our Rhythm

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Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by adoptive mother, Emily Monson, who shares what they learned during their adoption journey. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this helpful piece with you. We began our adoption journey a little more than six months ago, when our biological son Moses was […]

Adoptive Family Education, Guest Bloggers

June 22, 2017

How Do I Explain Adoption to My Young Child?

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