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, 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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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, Beth Hardy, who shares what they learned during their adoption journey. With her gracious permission, we have the privilege to feature this encouraging, transparent piece with you. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy.  I’m telling you it’s going to be worth […]

Guest Bloggers

February 2, 2017

Finding Purpose in Failure

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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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