Remember when you first started looking into the adoption of a child? There was a lot of information to sort through, and a lot to learn. It can be overwhelming to anyone!
What families need, more than anything else at the beginning of this process, is encouragement.
Seeing other families successfully bring a child home touches the hearts of vulnerable families. We've all been in their shoes!
Your story could be the one that inspires someone else to take that next step in their journey. Your encouragement could help a single or couple say, "Maybe my dream of being a mom/dad could come true."
Won't you be that voice of encouragement?
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Reach out to us. We would love to work with you. Contact Julie Barclay to submit your story or discuss an article idea. Thank you!
Here are a few of the Family Stories that others have shared: View All Stories
Twelve years ago next week I met my nineteen-year-old son for the very first time. I remember sitting on the lemon chiffon colored leather couch in the perfectly lacquered and polished greeting room at the Beijing Children’s Welfare Institute thinking, “This is my del...Read the full article
In May, 2014, I traveled to China for Across the World Adoptions, the agency I am currently working for as China Program Director. Accompanying me was my 19 year old Nanjing born daughter, Lianna, who often travels to China with me to assist. Although we were there to sign ...Read the full article
Abby has been such a blessing to our family. We are forever thankful, more than you can possibly imagine. She is a perfect fit for our family and her personality has blossomed SOOOOOOOOO MUCH since she now has a family. She is an excited and sweet girl with strong opinions ...Read the full article
I always wanted to adopt but was never able to. I was a single 24 year-old female serving in the United States Marine Corps and adoption is expensive. I got by but let’s face it, I was no Angelina Jolie. I didn’t make the movie star paycheck and with the hours I worke...Read the full article
We started the adoption process 3 years ago, in June. Our boys have been home for 10 months. For the past 10 months, I would say the most consistent question people ask, after "How are the boys doing?" is "And how are your girls?" "Fine. Good. Great. I mean, it’s a transiti...Read the full article
“Will you let me hold you in my arms tonightI have come so far to find youSo far to find youWill you take my love and give up the fightI have come so far to find you” These striking lyrics from Casting Crown’s “So Far to Find You” were the cry of my ...Read the full article
This is for the adoptive or foster mom who is struggling. I have read your posts, I have read your blogs, and I can't get you off of my heart. This is not just for one mom in particular but for the many moms who need to be encouraged on their mountain climb o...Read the full article