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 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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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, 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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Editor’s Note: This guest blog post was submitted by adoptive mother, Becka Hall, who shares what they learned during their adoption journey. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this helpful piece with you. Can we talk about open adoption for a few minutes? More often than not, when I mention to […]

Adoptive Family Education, Guest Bloggers

March 31, 2016

The Beauty of Open Adoption

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