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We’re grateful for our pastors and their shared hearts for Jesus and the children He holds so close to His heart.
We’re grateful for our pastors and their shared hearts for Jesus and the children He holds so close to His heart.
It’s an obvious transition, I think.  Family preservation is so so so important.  WE WERE NOT ORPHANS.  Our mothers needed help.  That’s it.  Why didn’t they help us both and prevent the trauma to begin with?! .
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#familypreservation #adopteevoices #hopefuladoptiveparents #wanttoadopt #prospectiveadoptiveparents #hopefuladoptiveparents #justlisten #naam #notmynaam #adopteerights
Have you ever seen a family so happy to do laundry together? 👚👔👗
Have you ever seen a family so happy to do laundry together? 👚👔👗
“No longer want the child you adopted? Don’t worry, in America, you can place a classified advert on a website and get rid of them. It’s called ‘rehoming’ and a deed signed by a lawyer is enough to transfer parental authority to anyone. There have even been cases of suspected sex offenders or people whose own children were taken away from them by social services ‘rehoming’ other children.

A quarter of children adopted in the USA are later abandoned by their new parents. That’s 25,000 children, every year. Agencies have sprung up, who - for a fee of around $5,000 - try and find new families for these children. But others resort to unofficial adoption networks and it’s there that children are most vulnerable...” Link in bio: 
https://javafilms.fr/spip.php?article2092

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#fp365 #familypreservation #adoption #adopted #home #familiesbelongtogether
“No longer want the child you adopted? Don’t worry, in America, you can place a classified advert on a website and get rid of them. It’s called ‘rehoming’ and a deed signed by a lawyer is enough to transfer parental authority to anyone. There have even been cases of suspected sex offenders or people whose own children were taken away from them by social services ‘rehoming’ other children. A quarter of children adopted in the USA are later abandoned by their new parents. That’s 25,000 children, every year. Agencies have sprung up, who - for a fee of around $5,000 - try and find new families for these children. But others resort to unofficial adoption networks and it’s there that children are most vulnerable...” Link in bio: https://javafilms.fr/spip.php?article2092 FamilyPreservation365.com #fp365  #familypreservation  #adoption  #adopted  #home  #familiesbelongtogether 
Celebrate a decade of service and a legacy of LOVE with us at the Women for Orphans Worldwide 10th Anniversary Luncheon on Friday, December 7th at the Westin Galleria Dallas! All proceeds support Orphan Outreach ministry programs in Guatemala, and Shyrel Osborn and Mary Hibberd, M.D., of Love the Child baby home are our special guests! Tickets are on sale now! All the info is on our website! See you there - the celebration starts at 10:30 with the Guatemalan Marketplace, followed by the luncheon at 11:45!
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#WOWonaMission
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Celebrate a decade of service and a legacy of LOVE with us at the Women for Orphans Worldwide 10th Anniversary Luncheon on Friday, December 7th at the Westin Galleria Dallas! All proceeds support Orphan Outreach ministry programs in Guatemala, and Shyrel Osborn and Mary Hibberd, M.D., of Love the Child baby home are our special guests! Tickets are on sale now! All the info is on our website! See you there - the celebration starts at 10:30 with the Guatemalan Marketplace, followed by the luncheon at 11:45! . . #WOWonaMission  #OrphanOutreach  #OrphanCare  #FamilyPreservation  #ServeOrphansWell 
We believe in the power of prayers.  Members of the Strong Tower Prayer Team will receive new prayer opportunities by mail each month.  Joining the Strong Tower Prayer Team is a commitment to pray for the children and families in Caracol.  Join today! LINK in profile
We believe in the power of prayers. Members of the Strong Tower Prayer Team will receive new prayer opportunities by mail each month. Joining the Strong Tower Prayer Team is a commitment to pray for the children and families in Caracol. Join today! LINK in profile
When compassionate understanding accompanies partnership, bonds are strengthened and resources are better-stewarded. We listen, then we help. .
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#listentounderstand #compassionatelistening #partnership #empoweringwomen #familypreservation #uganda #sarahbessey
#GivingTuesday is just two weeks from today! And this year, our Founders, Tara and Jorge will be going live on Facebook to answer your questions about Honduras, orphan care, and Identity Mission! You will get to see a glimpse of the work going on in Honduras, meet some of the families we serve and have your questions answered! ⠀
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Mark your calendars for November 27th at 6 pm EST and submit your questions by sending a message! ⠀
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#OrphanCare #FosterCare #FamilyPreservation #OVC #KidsInFamilies
#GivingTuesday  is just two weeks from today! And this year, our Founders, Tara and Jorge will be going live on Facebook to answer your questions about Honduras, orphan care, and Identity Mission! You will get to see a glimpse of the work going on in Honduras, meet some of the families we serve and have your questions answered! ⠀ ⠀ Mark your calendars for November 27th at 6 pm EST and submit your questions by sending a message! ⠀ ⠀ #OrphanCare  #FosterCare  #FamilyPreservation  #OVC  #KidsInFamilies 
You know those holiday gift lists? Where you choose a child’s name and wishlist off a tree?
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This is kinda like that, but instead of toys or PJs, we are asking for volunteers to drop off *one meal a month* to one Colorado Springs family in their neighborhood.
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You see, when we support families, kids do better.
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We have a solid group matched and ready to train this Thursday.
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But we want to EMPTY this waiting list. Only six families left. We can do this!
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Do you live near one of these families? DM us to start the matching process.
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Family 1: Near Peyton post office (7 kids)
Family 2: Calhan (3 kids)
Family 3: Briargate (4 kids)
Family 4: Constitution and Powers (5 kids) - Note: This family does not need meals, but help transporting the children to one visit each week.
Family 5: Just west of the airport (4 kids)
Family 6: Security-Widefield (5 kids)
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Give yourself the gift of supporting your neighbors—families and children all at once!
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#fosterneighbors #fostertogether
You know those holiday gift lists? Where you choose a child’s name and wishlist off a tree? . This is kinda like that, but instead of toys or PJs, we are asking for volunteers to drop off *one meal a month* to one Colorado Springs family in their neighborhood. . You see, when we support families, kids do better. . We have a solid group matched and ready to train this Thursday. . But we want to EMPTY this waiting list. Only six families left. We can do this! . Do you live near one of these families? DM us to start the matching process. . Family 1: Near Peyton post office (7 kids) Family 2: Calhan (3 kids) Family 3: Briargate (4 kids) Family 4: Constitution and Powers (5 kids) - Note: This family does not need meals, but help transporting the children to one visit each week. Family 5: Just west of the airport (4 kids) Family 6: Security-Widefield (5 kids) . Give yourself the gift of supporting your neighbors—families and children all at once! . #fosterneighbors  #fostertogether 
“....‘Rehoming’ describes when adoptive parents find a new home for their adopted child without notifying or consulting the proper authorities. It is a term commonly used by animal shelters and pet owners to advertise a cat or dog up for adoption...” Read the remainder of this article (on a human trafficking site for obvious reasons) via the link below:

http://humantraffickingsearch.org/rehoming-adopted-children/

#adoption #familypreservation #rehoming
“....‘Rehoming’ describes when adoptive parents find a new home for their adopted child without notifying or consulting the proper authorities. It is a term commonly used by animal shelters and pet owners to advertise a cat or dog up for adoption...” Read the remainder of this article (on a human trafficking site for obvious reasons) via the link below: http://humantraffickingsearch.org/rehoming-adopted-children/ #adoption  #familypreservation  #rehoming 
This is a question many adopted people have or will have. If the intent is to help children and do what is best for them, WHY doesn’t society offer all families support?

Are they too poor, too uneducated, too single, to racially diverse? We want to know why (and don’t tell us we are all orphans, because we know that just isn’t the case)... .
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#fp365 #familypreservation #adoption #adopted #familiesbelongtogether #family #support
This is a question many adopted people have or will have. If the intent is to help children and do what is best for them, WHY doesn’t society offer all families support? Are they too poor, too uneducated, too single, to racially diverse? We want to know why (and don’t tell us we are all orphans, because we know that just isn’t the case)... . . . #fp365  #familypreservation  #adoption  #adopted  #familiesbelongtogether  #family  #support 
Momsgiving is tomorrow + we are so excited. •
Want to bless a single mom in crisis this Thanksgiving? Drop off a dish, pie, or gift card to the address above between 5-6 pm tomorrow! We are always overwhelmed by the support. 🥧

#restoringurbanmotherhood #empowerurbanmoms #fostercareprevention #familypreservation #ēmasouthflorida #ēma #mentoring #youngmoms
But instead of helping these mom AND their babies, they’ll still help themselves to what they want (and let the mom birth their baby “FOR” their adoptive families), discard the rest, and leave them with a Walmart gift card to ease the pain.  The burden of adoption and separation that they are helping to create is the one they should be lifting. ***Edit: Page edited and reworded the post shortly after it was screenshot.***
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#adopteevoices #adopteerights #familypreservation #hopefuladoptiveparents #wanttoadopt #adoptiveparents #adoptionagency
But instead of helping these mom AND their babies, they’ll still help themselves to what they want (and let the mom birth their baby “FOR” their adoptive families), discard the rest, and leave them with a Walmart gift card to ease the pain. The burden of adoption and separation that they are helping to create is the one they should be lifting. ***Edit: Page edited and reworded the post shortly after it was screenshot.*** . . #adopteevoices  #adopteerights  #familypreservation  #hopefuladoptiveparents  #wanttoadopt  #adoptiveparents  #adoptionagency 
Yesterday was Orphan Sunday, a day to raise awareness for orphans and to as the body of Christ, and take action to defend their cause. We are so excited to share that six churches in Siguatepeque, Honduras came together over the last four Sundays to set apart time to raise awareness and take action for the orphans in our region! We believe that we are seeing a movement of God take place, that the churches are taking responsibility to see children cared for in their homes, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! 
#orphansunday #familypreservation #fostercare #ovc #kidsinfamilies
Yesterday was Orphan Sunday, a day to raise awareness for orphans and to as the body of Christ, and take action to defend their cause. We are so excited to share that six churches in Siguatepeque, Honduras came together over the last four Sundays to set apart time to raise awareness and take action for the orphans in our region! We believe that we are seeing a movement of God take place, that the churches are taking responsibility to see children cared for in their homes, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! #orphansunday  #familypreservation  #fostercare  #ovc  #kidsinfamilies 
“I have lived in 4 homes with my (adoptive) family, but I have no true sense of home. I want to go home, home. But I don’t know where home really is.” -Jenny, Adoptee

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#fp365 #familypreservation #adoption #adopted #home #familiesbelongtogether #family
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#quoteoftheday❤️ #uganda🇺🇬 #empoweringwomen #familypreservation
Adopted people, natural families... How might you have benefited from family preservation?

We want to hear from you... FamilyPreservation365.com
#fp365 #familypreservation #familiesbelongtogether
Today is #adoptionsunday there are kids all around the world and here in the U.S. who need 3 things 1. To stay with their families. 2. To be reunited with their parents 3. To find forever families. How can you help? Check into adoption or foster parenting. Give to support family preservation. Want to know where to start check out these organizations www.hopeoverlowing.org @thisisbethany @makeyourmarkmym @ordinary_hero #gettingkidsoffthestreets #fosterparents #adoptionrocks #familypreservation #everykidneedsafamily
Today is #adoptionsunday  there are kids all around the world and here in the U.S. who need 3 things 1. To stay with their families. 2. To be reunited with their parents 3. To find forever families. How can you help? Check into adoption or foster parenting. Give to support family preservation. Want to know where to start check out these organizations www.hopeoverlowing.org @thisisbethany @makeyourmarkmym @ordinary_hero #gettingkidsoffthestreets  #fosterparents  #adoptionrocks  #familypreservation  #everykidneedsafamily 
I’m a child of God what I look like being “normal”? Christmas for the homeless/displaced children is in FULL motion. I AM the change I wish to see. I AM one person #helpingothers #loveyourself #donation #healing #holidayseason #familypreservation #giving #christmas #holiday #explore #philanthropy #childofGod #wishlist #children
This Orphan Sunday we invite you to remember that there are more ways than one way to help children who have lost their parents. If you were in church this morning and heard that there are 153 million orphans in the world who need “our” help. Ask yourself these questions. Are these really the facts? Where are their families? Is there another way to help? 🔦
If you think all parents come to orphanages asking for their children to be adopted by a family in another country. You’re wrong. Orphanages and children’s home are seen by community members as a place with resources. And when their network of resources run dry, help from an orphanage, especially one seen as having abundant resources, is the next logical step. 🔦
When poor families seek help from orphanage directors, adoption is almost never their first request. But orphanages are not built to help families with the issues stated above. The only way a children’s home can help a family is to take the child into their care. In the best scenarios, this is done in goodwill. But this isn’t always the case. Many families are coerced into relinquishing their children. How will you know which is the case for the orphanage, children’s home or orphanage director you or your church supports? You must ask questions. You must dig.
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If you’re already involved in an effort to help “orphans” you must ask yourself this, are the kids really parentless children, or could your efforts, as a church or community group, to “help orphans” actually be creating them?
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The story in the images isn’t uncommon. But here’s the best and most encouraging news. There are plenty of ways to help “orphans” and vulnerable children without ruining their chances of being cared for in their home countries, by their parents or members of their own family. Families turn to orphanages when they don’t have other options. 🔦
If you care about children, and believe every child deserves a family, start by supporting the one they already have. Work with organizations that stand with parents, not ones that replace them. 🔦
#orphansunday #orphanprevention #familypreservation #theorphanagecrisis #keepfamiliestogether #rethinkorphanages
This Orphan Sunday we invite you to remember that there are more ways than one way to help children who have lost their parents. If you were in church this morning and heard that there are 153 million orphans in the world who need “our” help. Ask yourself these questions. Are these really the facts? Where are their families? Is there another way to help? 🔦 If you think all parents come to orphanages asking for their children to be adopted by a family in another country. You’re wrong. Orphanages and children’s home are seen by community members as a place with resources. And when their network of resources run dry, help from an orphanage, especially one seen as having abundant resources, is the next logical step. 🔦 When poor families seek help from orphanage directors, adoption is almost never their first request. But orphanages are not built to help families with the issues stated above. The only way a children’s home can help a family is to take the child into their care. In the best scenarios, this is done in goodwill. But this isn’t always the case. Many families are coerced into relinquishing their children. How will you know which is the case for the orphanage, children’s home or orphanage director you or your church supports? You must ask questions. You must dig. 🔦 If you’re already involved in an effort to help “orphans” you must ask yourself this, are the kids really parentless children, or could your efforts, as a church or community group, to “help orphans” actually be creating them? 🔦 The story in the images isn’t uncommon. But here’s the best and most encouraging news. There are plenty of ways to help “orphans” and vulnerable children without ruining their chances of being cared for in their home countries, by their parents or members of their own family. Families turn to orphanages when they don’t have other options. 🔦 If you care about children, and believe every child deserves a family, start by supporting the one they already have. Work with organizations that stand with parents, not ones that replace them. 🔦 #orphansunday  #orphanprevention  #familypreservation  #theorphanagecrisis  #keepfamiliestogether  #rethinkorphanages 
Today is "Orphan Sunday," and I’m observing it in a different way than I ever have before.  I’m called to serve the orphan and the widow – this much is still true.  But I view the approach to service with new eyes.  I now believe that the best way to serve others is to come alongside them, a realization that led us to an intersection of faith.
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With hearts burdened by grief but balanced with an equal amount of peace that comes only from God’s grace, we have decided to end our pursuit of an adoption from Haiti.  Our home and arms are still open with the hope of growing our family, as they always have been.  But now that outpouring of love looks like foster care. +
There were many signs that led us to this crossroads, but most significant were the importance of family preservation, culture and identity, and the truth that trauma does not discriminate.  Trauma robs children of childhood, innocence, safety, security, and health in all parts of the world.
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For me, adoption was always defined by the international route.  But sometimes God does serious heart work and completely changes your trajectory when you least expect it, reminding you that the path you have always believed to be true was part of the plan all along but not the destination. +
Every Sew Mustard Seeds sale thus far has supported our Haiti adoption plan. Because that plan has changed, my business is changing too.  I’m still here, but you can expect a change in products.  If you’ll stay with me, I’ll gladly show you the ways I hope to best serve children and families who come from hard places.  And with every purchase, you will come alongside brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and help me sew a neighborhood of love.
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I feel a little bit like I’m breaking up with each and every one of you by sharing this news.  Please know that we would not be here without you and are grateful for every little way you have all brought us here.  So it’s not us.  It’s very much you.  Can we still be friends?
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We’re approaching the season of Advent in perfect fashion.  We have been given a season to quiet our hearts and prepare a place for one who is coming, in more ways than one.
Today is "Orphan Sunday," and I’m observing it in a different way than I ever have before.  I’m called to serve the orphan and the widow – this much is still true.  But I view the approach to service with new eyes.  I now believe that the best way to serve others is to come alongside them, a realization that led us to an intersection of faith. + With hearts burdened by grief but balanced with an equal amount of peace that comes only from God’s grace, we have decided to end our pursuit of an adoption from Haiti.  Our home and arms are still open with the hope of growing our family, as they always have been.  But now that outpouring of love looks like foster care. + There were many signs that led us to this crossroads, but most significant were the importance of family preservation, culture and identity, and the truth that trauma does not discriminate.  Trauma robs children of childhood, innocence, safety, security, and health in all parts of the world. + For me, adoption was always defined by the international route.  But sometimes God does serious heart work and completely changes your trajectory when you least expect it, reminding you that the path you have always believed to be true was part of the plan all along but not the destination. + Every Sew Mustard Seeds sale thus far has supported our Haiti adoption plan. Because that plan has changed, my business is changing too.  I’m still here, but you can expect a change in products.  If you’ll stay with me, I’ll gladly show you the ways I hope to best serve children and families who come from hard places.  And with every purchase, you will come alongside brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and help me sew a neighborhood of love. + I feel a little bit like I’m breaking up with each and every one of you by sharing this news.  Please know that we would not be here without you and are grateful for every little way you have all brought us here.  So it’s not us.  It’s very much you.  Can we still be friends? + We’re approaching the season of Advent in perfect fashion.  We have been given a season to quiet our hearts and prepare a place for one who is coming, in more ways than one.
Today is #OrphanSunday! Let’s stand for vulnerable children and families around our world. 🌍 Together we can make a difference. Share how you’re standing in the comments! ❤️ #orphansunday2018 #bethechange #foster #fostercare #adoptionrocks #ittakesavillage #familypreservation #childrenbelonginfamilies #orphancare
Thanks to everyone who showed up last night in Oakland, to @jessicasunlee for organizing, @hyunju_grams for moderating the Q & A and @akasanfrancisco for sponsoring the book raffle! @thesusanito, @lisamarie_9, Lee Herrick, @merikareagan, Mirren Thieding and Joe Mosher, it's always beautiful when adoptees/adopted people keep space together. See you again soon. 🌸🌸🌸
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#repost #adoption #adopters #adopted #babyexporters #babiesforsale #NotMyWhiteSavior #keepfamiliestogether #familypreservation #flipthescript #Oakland #bayarea #writers #truth #NAAM2018 #NAAM #NationalAdoptionAwarenessMonth #booksofig #gratitude .
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Repost 📷: @jessicasunlee 🐈
Thanks to everyone who showed up last night in Oakland, to @jessicasunlee for organizing, @hyunju_grams for moderating the Q & A and @akasanfrancisco for sponsoring the book raffle! @thesusanito, @lisamarie_9, Lee Herrick, @merikareagan, Mirren Thieding and Joe Mosher, it's always beautiful when adoptees/adopted people keep space together. See you again soon. 🌸🌸🌸 . . #repost  #adoption  #adopters  #adopted  #babyexporters  #babiesforsale  #NotMyWhiteSavior  #keepfamiliestogether  #familypreservation  #flipthescript  #Oakland  #bayarea  #writers  #truth  #NAAM2018  #NAAM  #NationalAdoptionAwarenessMonth  #booksofig  #gratitude  . . Repost 📷: @jessicasunlee 🐈
Good morning, everyone! I have a question for you and would like to hear your answers in the comments below:
How would you feel if Perfect Imperfections Art's sales went to purchasing more supplies to continue doing art AND to a charity that advocates for #adoptee health and #familypreservation? I am hoping to, in the future, create programs for young mothers and anyone who may think they need to give their baby up for adoption, to assist them with being able to keep their child and prevent further trauma on either side of the family. I anticipate needing money for this and have the idea in my head of starting a charity or organization for the purpose of helping adoptees. Would you guys be open to supporting that? 
If you're wondering, all of @perfectimperfectionsart 's pieces have been created by me, an adoptee, who is actively healing their adoption trauma and pursuing other healing as well. I feel the connection between art and adoptee advocacy is very strong and would love to connect these two areas of my life forever. What do you say? Would you purchase art knowing proceeds would go to helping families stay together?
Good morning, everyone! I have a question for you and would like to hear your answers in the comments below: How would you feel if Perfect Imperfections Art's sales went to purchasing more supplies to continue doing art AND to a charity that advocates for #adoptee  health and #familypreservation ? I am hoping to, in the future, create programs for young mothers and anyone who may think they need to give their baby up for adoption, to assist them with being able to keep their child and prevent further trauma on either side of the family. I anticipate needing money for this and have the idea in my head of starting a charity or organization for the purpose of helping adoptees. Would you guys be open to supporting that? If you're wondering, all of @perfectimperfectionsart 's pieces have been created by me, an adoptee, who is actively healing their adoption trauma and pursuing other healing as well. I feel the connection between art and adoptee advocacy is very strong and would love to connect these two areas of my life forever. What do you say? Would you purchase art knowing proceeds would go to helping families stay together?
Today is Orphan Sunday! We are praying that God uses today to stir in the hearts of thousands the call to care for orphans in their distress, both in your communities and here in Honduras!

#OrphanSunday #OVC #FosterCare #OrphanCare #FamilyPreservation #KidsInFamilies
Lots of smiles for you this Sunday. Happy Sunday everyone... #sundaysmiles #sundayfunday #foreverangels #orphancare #familypreservation #love #play
Imagine a world where the desire FOR a baby, at any cost, put forth the same desire to help a family remain together. At any cost. .
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#familypreservation #familiesbelongtogether #family #adoption #adoptionisexpensive #adoptiveparents #saveafamily #priorities #fp365
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Vulnerable, single moms need your continued support. Serve with us!

#ēmasouthflorida #ēma #fostercareprevention #familypreservation #restoringurbanmotherhood #empowerurbanmoms
Single Parent Adoption. 
Does anyone else see the irony? Here we have a single mother who, because she has more social support and/or resources (money), is adopting a baby from a single mother who doesn’t. An expectant mother is often told her baby “deserves better”. One could argue having more stuff makes a better mother, but our culture believes the disparity between the two is an acceptable reason for adoption separation.
This particular organization even offers financing assistance for these hopeful parents. Not the mother. The hopeful parents.

The average amount to adopt a child ranges from $30,000-$60,000. This is more than enough to keep a family together. We know the best place for a child is with their mother, within their family of origin.
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 #adoption #familypreservation #singleparent #singleparentadoption #betterlife #family #familiesbelongtogether #adoptionislove #motherhood #supportnotseparate #fp365
Single Parent Adoption. Does anyone else see the irony? Here we have a single mother who, because she has more social support and/or resources (money), is adopting a baby from a single mother who doesn’t. An expectant mother is often told her baby “deserves better”. One could argue having more stuff makes a better mother, but our culture believes the disparity between the two is an acceptable reason for adoption separation. This particular organization even offers financing assistance for these hopeful parents. Not the mother. The hopeful parents. The average amount to adopt a child ranges from $30,000-$60,000. This is more than enough to keep a family together. We know the best place for a child is with their mother, within their family of origin. . . . #adoption  #familypreservation  #singleparent  #singleparentadoption  #betterlife  #family  #familiesbelongtogether  #adoptionislove  #motherhood  #supportnotseparate  #fp365 
Did you know yesterday was World Adoption Day and November is National Adoption Awareness Month? Did you also know @noondaycollection was started to raise money for the founder’s {@jessicahonegger} adoption and it continues to give to adoptive families?
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There are so many things I love about Noonday, and the way they work to create a world where children are cherished is one of them.
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You can host an adoption trunk show for yourself or a friend who’s adopting anytime and 10% of the sales will go toward that adoption fund. But this month Noonday is giving 15% of sales from adoption trunk shows to the adoptive family!
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So if you or someone you know is adopting, let’s join together to create a fundraiser that will not only contribute to them but also impact the families of the artisans.
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{I have a show going on right now for @ally.currie’s adoption! Head to the link in my profile to support the Currie family and make a global impact!}
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#noondaycollection #noondayambassador #worldadoptionday #nationaladoptionawarenessmonth #adoption #cherishchildren #familypreservation #adoptionawareness #shopwithimpact #changetheworld #fairtrade #ethicalshopping #fairtradefashion
Did you know yesterday was World Adoption Day and November is National Adoption Awareness Month? Did you also know @noondaycollection was started to raise money for the founder’s {@jessicahonegger} adoption and it continues to give to adoptive families? . There are so many things I love about Noonday, and the way they work to create a world where children are cherished is one of them. . You can host an adoption trunk show for yourself or a friend who’s adopting anytime and 10% of the sales will go toward that adoption fund. But this month Noonday is giving 15% of sales from adoption trunk shows to the adoptive family! . So if you or someone you know is adopting, let’s join together to create a fundraiser that will not only contribute to them but also impact the families of the artisans. . {I have a show going on right now for @ally.currie’s adoption! Head to the link in my profile to support the Currie family and make a global impact!} . . . #noondaycollection  #noondayambassador  #worldadoptionday  #nationaladoptionawarenessmonth  #adoption  #cherishchildren  #familypreservation  #adoptionawareness  #shopwithimpact  #changetheworld  #fairtrade  #ethicalshopping  #fairtradefashion 
In our transitional homes, children receive love, food, shelter, and physical and psychological rehabilitation so that one day they’ll be ready to be reunited with their families. It’s not the easiest way to solve the orphan crisis. But it’s the best way.
Watch Sam’s full video on our IGTV channel!
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Help us give more children #familyrestorationstories by shopping our Christmas Book and filling Transitional Homes with household necessities! www.BenjaminHouseChristmas.net (link in bio)
In our transitional homes, children receive love, food, shelter, and physical and psychological rehabilitation so that one day they’ll be ready to be reunited with their families. It’s not the easiest way to solve the orphan crisis. But it’s the best way. Watch Sam’s full video on our IGTV channel! __________ Help us give more children #familyrestorationstories  by shopping our Christmas Book and filling Transitional Homes with household necessities! www.BenjaminHouseChristmas.net (link in bio)
We are honored to be on this road towards seeing a family for every orphan! You can join us by sharing about Identity Mission and the children we serve with your circles of influence! You can also donate towards allowing us to serve more children by clicking the link in our bio! ⠀
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We are honored to be on this road towards seeing a family for every orphan! You can join us by sharing about Identity Mission and the children we serve with your circles of influence! You can also donate towards allowing us to serve more children by clicking the link in our bio! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #OrphanCare  #FosterCare  #FamilyPreservation  #OVC  #KidsInFamilies 
Kenya is calling! We're looking for medical professionals and folks who love serving kids to travel with us to Kenya next July! We'll invest in the communities of Nairobi and Mechimeru, providing free clinics and encouraging children and their families. Registration is now open on our website!
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#OrphanOutreach
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Exciting Update! 🎉🎉 So, as many of you know, we were originally started to raise money for an adoption Joel and I wanted to pursue. We are happy to announce we are going the foster care route, and were able to donate to other family preservation projects around the world through this endeavor. However, there’s a side project we think you should know about. We’ve been reaching out to victims of sexual abuse in strip clubs and massage parlors for the past 5 years across Michigan, and we are pursuing that whole heartedly. So. What does this mean for you? .
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It means ALL of our jewelry is now being sold online at createdfree.org, and at a couple boutiques in GR. We plan to close down this Instagram page in the coming weeks to have one, functioning page. .
Please follow us @createdfreeoutreach and follow along with our projects. We are praying about a foster care component of this mission to bring both of our passions together. Stay tuned! 
#announcement #createdfree #etsy #etsyshop #etsyshopowner #jewelry #jewelrydesigner #girlboss #shopsmall #shoplocal #smallbusiness #earrings #necklaces #handmadejewelry #handmade #handcrafted #antitrafficking #familypreservation #familyismorethanblood #fostercare #adoption #missions
Exciting Update! 🎉🎉 So, as many of you know, we were originally started to raise money for an adoption Joel and I wanted to pursue. We are happy to announce we are going the foster care route, and were able to donate to other family preservation projects around the world through this endeavor. However, there’s a side project we think you should know about. We’ve been reaching out to victims of sexual abuse in strip clubs and massage parlors for the past 5 years across Michigan, and we are pursuing that whole heartedly. So. What does this mean for you? . . It means ALL of our jewelry is now being sold online at createdfree.org, and at a couple boutiques in GR. We plan to close down this Instagram page in the coming weeks to have one, functioning page. . Please follow us @createdfreeoutreach and follow along with our projects. We are praying about a foster care component of this mission to bring both of our passions together. Stay tuned! #announcement  #createdfree  #etsy  #etsyshop  #etsyshopowner  #jewelry  #jewelrydesigner  #girlboss  #shopsmall  #shoplocal  #smallbusiness  #earrings  #necklaces  #handmadejewelry  #handmade  #handcrafted  #antitrafficking  #familypreservation  #familyismorethanblood  #fostercare  #adoption  #missions 
Today is a very special day: World Adoption Day! 🌎🌍🌏
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Noonday believes in a world where children are cherished & works to shape this vision in two ways: 
1) by helping adoptive families bring their children home 
2) by keeping families together in the first place through dignified job creation.
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Every time you shop at an Adoption Trunk Show, you’re choosing to support both birth parents and adoptive parents. You’re creating dignified jobs that provide Artisans with sustainable incomes, and you’re raising funds to help a family bring their child home through adoption. Basically, you’re helping families flourish in every corner of the globe, from an Artisan family in Uganda ( or any of the 13 countries where Noonday Artisan Partners work) to an adoptive family in here in the U.S.
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To celebrate #adoptionawarenessmonth, Noonday is increasing Adoption Trunk Show Rewards! Host an Adoption Trunk Show in November and Noonday will donate 15% of Trunk Show sales to the adoptive family. And as a Hostess, you’ll still earn 50% off Noonday pieces!
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Know someone growing their family through domestic/international adoption? Contact me to book a show and help them bring their child into a forever home.
Today is a very special day: World Adoption Day! 🌎🌍🌏 . Noonday believes in a world where children are cherished & works to shape this vision in two ways: 1) by helping adoptive families bring their children home 2) by keeping families together in the first place through dignified job creation. . Every time you shop at an Adoption Trunk Show, you’re choosing to support both birth parents and adoptive parents. You’re creating dignified jobs that provide Artisans with sustainable incomes, and you’re raising funds to help a family bring their child home through adoption. Basically, you’re helping families flourish in every corner of the globe, from an Artisan family in Uganda ( or any of the 13 countries where Noonday Artisan Partners work) to an adoptive family in here in the U.S. . To celebrate #adoptionawarenessmonth , Noonday is increasing Adoption Trunk Show Rewards! Host an Adoption Trunk Show in November and Noonday will donate 15% of Trunk Show sales to the adoptive family. And as a Hostess, you’ll still earn 50% off Noonday pieces! . Know someone growing their family through domestic/international adoption? Contact me to book a show and help them bring their child into a forever home.
Today we travelled out to Geita to visit Maisha Matters at Neema House. It was wonderful to get our teams together to exchange ideas and discuss best practice and to see the wonderful work they are doing there. Between Maisha Matters in Geita and in Mwanza we have supported over 500 babies with life saving formula milk. #familypreservation #everylifematters #nutrition #milk #families #love #bestpractise #sharethelove #friendship #fulldaytrip #
During the month of November-National Adoption Awareness Month-we see, even more frequently, parents compelled to overshare their adopted son/daughters stories. With the presence of social media, this takes narcissism and the savior complex to a whole new level. Yesterday @nowhitesaviors tagged us in a post of adoptive mom @lisadharper with over 127K followers. Her IG contains her adoption journey, but more concerning is she not only shares her young daughters story, but her daughter shares as well. There are so many issues with this particularly tragic situation I don’t even know where to begin. I honestly haven’t slept much since discovering this account. It’s not just her, but it’s her followers-so many- who believe it’s ok to use these personal stories to “spread the love of Jesus.” So many who speak of “unwanted babies” when that wasn’t the case for this child (or most adopted people) at all. I’m not sure when the disconnect happened between caring for children and needing 127,000 followers telling you, and I quote, you’re “A HERO!!!”
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#familypreservation #adoptiveparents #adoption #justlisten #adoptee #adopteesvoices #notyourstory #nowhitesaviors #nationaladoptionmonth #flipthescript #fp365
During the month of November-National Adoption Awareness Month-we see, even more frequently, parents compelled to overshare their adopted son/daughters stories. With the presence of social media, this takes narcissism and the savior complex to a whole new level. Yesterday @nowhitesaviors tagged us in a post of adoptive mom @lisadharper with over 127K followers. Her IG contains her adoption journey, but more concerning is she not only shares her young daughters story, but her daughter shares as well. There are so many issues with this particularly tragic situation I don’t even know where to begin. I honestly haven’t slept much since discovering this account. It’s not just her, but it’s her followers-so many- who believe it’s ok to use these personal stories to “spread the love of Jesus.” So many who speak of “unwanted babies” when that wasn’t the case for this child (or most adopted people) at all. I’m not sure when the disconnect happened between caring for children and needing 127,000 followers telling you, and I quote, you’re “A HERO!!!” . . . #familypreservation  #adoptiveparents  #adoption  #justlisten  #adoptee  #adopteesvoices  #notyourstory  #nowhitesaviors  #nationaladoptionmonth  #flipthescript  #fp365 
In the comfort of their own home, Regina and Moïse shared with their families the whole story from their daughters birth to the hopelessness that led to abandonment...and the disbelief turned joyful amazement that their daughter lives! The last few days have brought a lot of discussion and hopeful possibility… We are currently working with the family to assess their most critical needs and to work towards long-term stability with training programs and opportunities such as entrepreneurship workshops with local community partnership. We invite your continued prayers and partnership to support this family!
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#holisticorphancare #orphancare #orphanage #familypreservation #familyreunification #onelessorphan #empoweringwomen #selfsufficiency #empowerment #motherandchild #orphanprevention #womenempowerment #humanitarian #humaninterest #christianresponse #hopefull #hopeandafuture
In the comfort of their own home, Regina and Moïse shared with their families the whole story from their daughters birth to the hopelessness that led to abandonment...and the disbelief turned joyful amazement that their daughter lives! The last few days have brought a lot of discussion and hopeful possibility… We are currently working with the family to assess their most critical needs and to work towards long-term stability with training programs and opportunities such as entrepreneurship workshops with local community partnership. We invite your continued prayers and partnership to support this family! . . . . . #holisticorphancare  #orphancare  #orphanage  #familypreservation  #familyreunification  #onelessorphan  #empoweringwomen  #selfsufficiency  #empowerment  #motherandchild  #orphanprevention  #womenempowerment  #humanitarian  #humaninterest  #christianresponse  #hopefull  #hopeandafuture 
Friday Squad 😎
Friday Squad 😎
#OrphanSunday is DAYS away! Children belong in families. There are so many ways to get involved and support efforts to leave no little one forgotten. How will you stand up for the vulnerable? #orphansunday2018 #childrenbelonginfamilies #fostercare #fostertoadopt #adoption #nochildleftbehind #volunteer #bethechange #orphancare #familiesnotorphanages #familypreservation #orphanprevention
5:00pm👉🏻 meeting with foster care agency #onedayhh #onedayhourbyhour
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#foster #fostercare #fosterparent #family #familypreservation #fostering #last90days
Adoption needs to decide which it is.  It certainly can’t be both.  When $$$$ changes hands for one child, how are we not recognizing this as human trafficking ?  Adoptees are not commodities to be bought and sold. .
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#adoption #adoptionland #adoptionsucks #adoptionisloss #adoptionistrauma #adoptiontrauma #antiadoption #stopunnecessaryadoption #supportnotseparate #birthmother #adopteevoices #adopteerights #adopteestrong #voiceoftheadoptees #changethenarrative #humantrafficking #familypreservation #adoptionagency #hopefuladoptiveparents #wanttoadopt #adoptiveparents #unethicaladoptions #adoptionlies #adoptionmyths #cribmates #adopteemovement #adoptiontruth #adoptionlies #adopteegrief
Adoption needs to decide which it is. It certainly can’t be both. When $$$$ changes hands for one child, how are we not recognizing this as human trafficking ? Adoptees are not commodities to be bought and sold. . . . #adoption  #adoptionland  #adoptionsucks  #adoptionisloss  #adoptionistrauma  #adoptiontrauma  #antiadoption  #stopunnecessaryadoption  #supportnotseparate  #birthmother  #adopteevoices  #adopteerights  #adopteestrong  #voiceoftheadoptees  #changethenarrative  #humantrafficking  #familypreservation  #adoptionagency  #hopefuladoptiveparents  #wanttoadopt  #adoptiveparents  #unethicaladoptions  #adoptionlies  #adoptionmyths  #cribmates  #adopteemovement  #adoptiontruth  #adoptionlies  #adopteegrief 
We are so incredibly blessed with foster families in Honduras who have said YES to opening their homes and taking care of children in need! Would you pray with us today, that God would continue to call more families to care for children in need? ⠀
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#OrphanCare #FosterCare #FamilyPreservation #OVC #KidsInFamilies
We are so incredibly blessed with foster families in Honduras who have said YES to opening their homes and taking care of children in need! Would you pray with us today, that God would continue to call more families to care for children in need? ⠀ ⠀ #OrphanCare  #FosterCare  #FamilyPreservation  #OVC  #KidsInFamilies 
Make next summer one to remember forever! Join us in Kenya to serve orphaned and vulnerable children in Nairobi and Mechimeru! You'll mentor, teach, and offer hope to kids and their families. Registration is now open for this special trip! All the details are online!
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#OrphanOutreach
#OrphanCare
#FamilyPreservation
#OOMissions19
#Kenya
#ServeOrphansWell
#ShineBrightest
fp365 asked adult adoptees what they want you to know..
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#justlisten #adoption #adoptee #adopteevoices #adoptiveparents #familypreservation #fp365
Can we get a shout-out for Jose! He not only loves Psalm 91 - he's memorized the entire chapter! Jose enjoys language arts class, reading, and playing soccer, and because of the support he receives at the Community Care Center in Chimaltenango, he's thriving in everything. Jose hopes to become an attorney one day, and we're praying his dream becomes a reality! You can help his dream come true, too, when you say "yes" to sponsorship. Just $36 a month helps ensure Jose receives mentoring, tutoring, nutritious snacks, and the hope of the Gospel. Meet Jose and sponsor him today - all the details are on our website!
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#OrphanOutreach
#OrphanCare
#FamilyPreservation
#Guatemala
#ChildSponsorship
#ServeOrphansWell
#Education
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#Mentoring
Can we get a shout-out for Jose! He not only loves Psalm 91 - he's memorized the entire chapter! Jose enjoys language arts class, reading, and playing soccer, and because of the support he receives at the Community Care Center in Chimaltenango, he's thriving in everything. Jose hopes to become an attorney one day, and we're praying his dream becomes a reality! You can help his dream come true, too, when you say "yes" to sponsorship. Just $36 a month helps ensure Jose receives mentoring, tutoring, nutritious snacks, and the hope of the Gospel. Meet Jose and sponsor him today - all the details are on our website! . . #OrphanOutreach  #OrphanCare  #FamilyPreservation  #Guatemala  #ChildSponsorship  #ServeOrphansWell  #Education  #Nutrition  #Mentoring 
This week @the_brilliant_team collected hundreds of soft toys to distribute to the children in our programs! The Ēma Kids absolutely loved it! They picked out a stuffed animal and brought it home with huge smiles and squeals of excitement! Such a simple gesture can oftentimes go a long, long way in a child’s life. Thank you to the Brilliant Team, Nikki, and everyone who gave! It was a hit!

#fostercareprevention #familypreservation #restoringurbanmotherhood #ēmasouthflorida #ēma #mentoring #youngmoms
This week @the_brilliant_team collected hundreds of soft toys to distribute to the children in our programs! The Ēma Kids absolutely loved it! They picked out a stuffed animal and brought it home with huge smiles and squeals of excitement! Such a simple gesture can oftentimes go a long, long way in a child’s life. Thank you to the Brilliant Team, Nikki, and everyone who gave! It was a hit! #fostercareprevention  #familypreservation  #restoringurbanmotherhood  #ēmasouthflorida  #ēma  #mentoring  #youngmoms 
The cafeteria has been repainted and it is fun and colorful! Lunchtime!! #haitieducation #nutrition #familypreservation #lunchesofinstagram
“Your daughter is alive. See her photo. See how she’s grown. She is in our care at the Mwana Refuge.” Disbelief melted away to amazement when Madie showed Regina the first picture we took of her baby Eve, a tiny preemie in the NICU on the first day we began caring for her. “But we have so little. How will we care for her?” Madie and Fabrice assured them: we are here to help. God has done a miracle, and he will provide the support they need to live together as a family.
They arrived at the Refuge tentative and very overwhelmed. Our team burst into song of joy—the child once lost has been found! God is marvelous! And what a miracle it is. 
Friends, this story is one of determination, prayer, belief and hope. This is smart investigation by simple people who showed a pure, godly love. This is a family reunified! BUT THEIR STORY IS JUST BEGINNING. This family will need help, and in the coming weeks and months, we will come alongside them in practical ways to work towards a path of stability. We invite YOU now to join in their story. Click the link in our profile to support this family today.
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Mwanavillages.org/donate
“Your daughter is alive. See her photo. See how she’s grown. She is in our care at the Mwana Refuge.” Disbelief melted away to amazement when Madie showed Regina the first picture we took of her baby Eve, a tiny preemie in the NICU on the first day we began caring for her. “But we have so little. How will we care for her?” Madie and Fabrice assured them: we are here to help. God has done a miracle, and he will provide the support they need to live together as a family. They arrived at the Refuge tentative and very overwhelmed. Our team burst into song of joy—the child once lost has been found! God is marvelous! And what a miracle it is. Friends, this story is one of determination, prayer, belief and hope. This is smart investigation by simple people who showed a pure, godly love. This is a family reunified! BUT THEIR STORY IS JUST BEGINNING. This family will need help, and in the coming weeks and months, we will come alongside them in practical ways to work towards a path of stability. We invite YOU now to join in their story. Click the link in our profile to support this family today. . . . Mwanavillages.org/donate
Lord, give the gift of forever family to every orphan in the U. S., Haiti, and around the world.  In Jesus’ mighty Name.  Amen.
Lord, give the gift of forever family to every orphan in the U. S., Haiti, and around the world. In Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen.
I was not lucky to have been bought by an abuser. Adoptees shouldn't have to feel lucky or greatful for being cared for! None of us signed up to be adopted and some adoptees would have rather been aborted than deal with all the pain and struggle that being adopted brings. Listen to our voices! It's time for this archaic, hurtful practice to end!
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#naam2018 #flipthescript #adoptionistrauma #adoptionsucks #adoption #adoptee #adultchildrenofnarcissists #adultadoptee #cptsd #cptsdwarriors #adultsurvivor #familypreservation #childhoodabusesurvivor #childtrafficking #trauma #notlucky #adopteesunite #nofamily #nam2018 #justlisten #adopted #adopteevoices #comeatmebro #sorrynotsorry #isaidwhatisaid
I was not lucky to have been bought by an abuser. Adoptees shouldn't have to feel lucky or greatful for being cared for! None of us signed up to be adopted and some adoptees would have rather been aborted than deal with all the pain and struggle that being adopted brings. Listen to our voices! It's time for this archaic, hurtful practice to end! - #naam2018  #flipthescript  #adoptionistrauma  #adoptionsucks  #adoption  #adoptee  #adultchildrenofnarcissists  #adultadoptee  #cptsd  #cptsdwarriors  #adultsurvivor  #familypreservation  #childhoodabusesurvivor  #childtrafficking  #trauma  #notlucky  #adopteesunite  #nofamily  #nam2018  #justlisten  #adopted  #adopteevoices  #comeatmebro  #sorrynotsorry  #isaidwhatisaid 
Faith, hope, and love grow as we care for one another in Christ.
Faith, hope, and love grow as we care for one another in Christ.
Adoption needs to decide which it is.  It certainly can’t be both.  When $30,000K+ changes hand for one child, how are we not recognizing this as human trafficking, and how are agencies not in jail?  Adoptees are not commodities to be bought and sold. .
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#adoption #adoptionland #adoptionsucks #adoptionisloss #adoptionistrauma #adoptiontrauma #antiadoption #stopunnecessaryadoption #supportnotseparate #birthmother #adopteevoices #adopteerights #adopteestrong #voiceoftheadoptees #changethenarrative #humantrafficking #familypreservation #adoptionagency #hopefuladoptiveparents #wanttoadopt #adoptiveparents #unethicaladoptions #adoptionlies #adoptionmyths #cribmates #adopteemovement #adoptiontruth #adoptionlies #adopteegrief
Adoption needs to decide which it is. It certainly can’t be both. When $30,000K+ changes hand for one child, how are we not recognizing this as human trafficking, and how are agencies not in jail? Adoptees are not commodities to be bought and sold. . . . #adoption  #adoptionland  #adoptionsucks  #adoptionisloss  #adoptionistrauma  #adoptiontrauma  #antiadoption  #stopunnecessaryadoption  #supportnotseparate  #birthmother  #adopteevoices  #adopteerights  #adopteestrong  #voiceoftheadoptees  #changethenarrative  #humantrafficking  #familypreservation  #adoptionagency  #hopefuladoptiveparents  #wanttoadopt  #adoptiveparents  #unethicaladoptions  #adoptionlies  #adoptionmyths  #cribmates  #adopteemovement  #adoptiontruth  #adoptionlies  #adopteegrief 
Friends, today was a day to remember! We have a two-part story to share with you that has made our hearts REJOICE! For the past few days with a renewed investigation, our team has been searching for the parents of Eve, the preemie baby who was abandoned in the NICU last April. We had information that the father was a mechanic, and so from garage to garage they went, inquiring about a man named Moïse. Two days of investigations resulted in little hope that in a city of over a million, we would find Moïse, the mechanic and father of Eve…until in one remote garage...
“Yes! That’s me!” Moïse replied. Madie and Fabrice, our team members, went to his house to speak further with him and his wife Regina. They met their two year old boy and asked if they had any other children? Painfully, the father shared their story: his wife had given birth prematurely to twins. One died, and the other was transferred to the NICU at another hospital. For days, she and her sister cared for the baby, spending every last franc for her medicines and care. As the father searched hopelessly throughout his neighborhood for help to buy the medicines and supplies his daughter needed, he returned home to find his wife in tears, without the baby.
“The nurses kept coming to us for more money—we have nothing left. I thought the baby would surely die just as her twin did, and so I left her there.” They told their family their baby had died, and so the last few months passed…
Friends, today was a day to remember! We have a two-part story to share with you that has made our hearts REJOICE! For the past few days with a renewed investigation, our team has been searching for the parents of Eve, the preemie baby who was abandoned in the NICU last April. We had information that the father was a mechanic, and so from garage to garage they went, inquiring about a man named Moïse. Two days of investigations resulted in little hope that in a city of over a million, we would find Moïse, the mechanic and father of Eve…until in one remote garage... “Yes! That’s me!” Moïse replied. Madie and Fabrice, our team members, went to his house to speak further with him and his wife Regina. They met their two year old boy and asked if they had any other children? Painfully, the father shared their story: his wife had given birth prematurely to twins. One died, and the other was transferred to the NICU at another hospital. For days, she and her sister cared for the baby, spending every last franc for her medicines and care. As the father searched hopelessly throughout his neighborhood for help to buy the medicines and supplies his daughter needed, he returned home to find his wife in tears, without the baby. “The nurses kept coming to us for more money—we have nothing left. I thought the baby would surely die just as her twin did, and so I left her there.” They told their family their baby had died, and so the last few months passed…
Our Women for Orphans Worldwide Dallas Vision team departs today to serve in Guatemala. Would you join us in praying for safe travel, for health, and for lasting relationships to be formed with our ministry partners and the children we serve? We are thankful for those who long to #ServeOrphansWell!
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#WOWonaMission
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This is coercive. Incentive. Motivation. Manipulation. Blood money. .
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#adoption #birthmother #birthmom #coercion #familiesbelongtogether #scholarships #college #collegegirls #pregnancy #pregnant #bravelove #adoptionislove #familypreservation #fp365
NMWS is headed back to NYC and the PNW! And then back to the bay! It's National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM) so let's continue to #flipthescript on the adoption narrative.
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Thursday, 11/8, 7pm in NYC at @aaww_nyc with @eugeknee @alicestephensbooks .
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Friday, 11/9, 6pm at Aesop West End in Portland, Oregon for @litcrawlpdx with @pen_america reading with @brandonjordanbrown @jcreyesian and Janet Hardy
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Saturday, 11/10, 7pm at Owl Books in Oakland with @jessicasunlee @lisamarie_9 @thesusanito #LeeHerrick and more .
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#NAAM2018 #adoption #adopted #adoptee #transracial #Korea #NotMyWhiteSavior #keepfamiliestogether #familypreservation #flipthescript #ourspace #NYC #Portland #Oakland #bayarea #AAAW #koreanliterature #KoreanAmerican #penamerica #litcrawl #litcrawlpdx #pdx #pnw #literarynyc
NMWS is headed back to NYC and the PNW! And then back to the bay! It's National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM) so let's continue to #flipthescript  on the adoption narrative. . . Thursday, 11/8, 7pm in NYC at @aaww_nyc with @eugeknee @alicestephensbooks . . Friday, 11/9, 6pm at Aesop West End in Portland, Oregon for @litcrawlpdx with @pen_america reading with @brandonjordanbrown @jcreyesian and Janet Hardy . . Saturday, 11/10, 7pm at Owl Books in Oakland with @jessicasunlee @lisamarie_9 @thesusanito #LeeHerrick  and more . . #NAAM2018  #adoption  #adopted  #adoptee  #transracial  #Korea  #NotMyWhiteSavior  #keepfamiliestogether  #familypreservation  #flipthescript  #ourspace  #NYC  #Portland  #Oakland  #bayarea  #AAAW  #koreanliterature  #KoreanAmerican  #penamerica  #litcrawl  #litcrawlpdx  #pdx  #pnw  #literarynyc 
The good news is this can change. Every time we educate one person, they tell another person, and so on...just keep talking. Adoption is a business made up of misinformed people with mostly good intentions. When we know better, we do better.
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#bravelove #motherlove #familypreservation #muggles #adoption #family #familymatters #dnamatters #adoptee #adopteevoices #birthmom #lovemakesafamily #adoptionisbeautiful #adoptionrocks #theforceisstrong #supportfamily #fp365
The good news is this can change. Every time we educate one person, they tell another person, and so on...just keep talking. Adoption is a business made up of misinformed people with mostly good intentions. When we know better, we do better. . . #bravelove  #motherlove  #familypreservation  #muggles  #adoption  #family  #familymatters  #dnamatters  #adoptee  #adopteevoices  #birthmom  #lovemakesafamily  #adoptionisbeautiful  #adoptionrocks  #theforceisstrong  #supportfamily  #fp365 
What a team! Our friends at @downguatemala brought home the silver in swimming for Guatemala at the Special Olympics competition in Costa Rica! Congratulations, team! Way to go!
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#OrphanOutreach
#DownRightPerfect
#FamilyPreservation
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Did you know that Ēma Groups meet throughout the week?! We are impacting our generation of vulnerable, young moms and children at-risk. Ēma Groups feel like family with healthy discussions, mentoring, educating lessons, and yummy food + coffee. We are breaking the cycle once and for all. Ready to join us?! Link in bio!

#restoringurbanmotherhood #empowerurbanmoms #fostercareprevention #familypreservation #ēma #mentoring #youngmoms #ēmasouthflorida
{INVITE YOUR FRIENDS} We have SO MANY amazing events coming up to grow our team and equip you to serve well: TFG Info & Training Meetings - Diversity & Cultural Awareness Training
- A FREE Christmas dinner - Bridges out of Poverty Training

Check out all the details at www.tfgood.org/events

#togetherforgood #childabuseprevention #familypreservation #poverty #minnesota
{INVITE YOUR FRIENDS} We have SO MANY amazing events coming up to grow our team and equip you to serve well: TFG Info & Training Meetings - Diversity & Cultural Awareness Training - A FREE Christmas dinner - Bridges out of Poverty Training Check out all the details at www.tfgood.org/events #togetherforgood  #childabuseprevention  #familypreservation  #poverty  #minnesota 
We’re excited to partner with @noondaycollection this Saturday! Noonday partners with artisans in 12 countries (including Haiti) to create and share beautiful jewelry and accessories. 
10% of sales THIS SATURDAY will be donated to Strong Tower.  Shop at the Love Run in Sedalia AND online (Link in Profile) 👍🏻
We’re excited to partner with @noondaycollection this Saturday! Noonday partners with artisans in 12 countries (including Haiti) to create and share beautiful jewelry and accessories. 10% of sales THIS SATURDAY will be donated to Strong Tower. Shop at the Love Run in Sedalia AND online (Link in Profile) 👍🏻
Who else is thriving and grateful and full of joy DESPITE adoption, not BECAUSE of it?  I wish adoptive parents would understand that adoption creates an obstacle we need to overcome.  For as many problems as it’s supposed to solve, it creates that many more.  We get a different life - not necessarily better, sometimes even worse.  #naam #naam18 #justlisten
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#adoption #adoptionland #adoptionsucks #adoptionisloss #adoptionistrauma #adoptiontrauma #antiadoption #stopunnecessaryadoption #supportnotseparate #birthmother #adopteevoices #adopteerights #adopteestrong #voiceoftheadoptees #changethenarrative #humantrafficking #familypreservation #adoptionagency #hopefuladoptiveparents #wanttoadopt #adoptiveparents #unethicaladoptions #adoptionlies #adoptionmyths #cribmates #adopteemovement
Who else is thriving and grateful and full of joy DESPITE adoption, not BECAUSE of it? I wish adoptive parents would understand that adoption creates an obstacle we need to overcome. For as many problems as it’s supposed to solve, it creates that many more. We get a different life - not necessarily better, sometimes even worse. #naam  #naam18  #justlisten  . . . #adoption  #adoptionland  #adoptionsucks  #adoptionisloss  #adoptionistrauma  #adoptiontrauma  #antiadoption  #stopunnecessaryadoption  #supportnotseparate  #birthmother  #adopteevoices  #adopteerights  #adopteestrong  #voiceoftheadoptees  #changethenarrative  #humantrafficking  #familypreservation  #adoptionagency  #hopefuladoptiveparents  #wanttoadopt  #adoptiveparents  #unethicaladoptions  #adoptionlies  #adoptionmyths  #cribmates  #adopteemovement 
“Below are ten ideas on how to make your maternity home more friendly to women who are making the decision to place their babies for adoption.”
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 #adoption #adoptionisbeautiful #adoptionislove #Bravelove #familysupport #familiesbelongtogether #familypreservation  #coercion #unethical @heartbeatinternational @joinbravelove 
https://www.heartbeatinternational.org/building-a-culture-of-adoption-it-starts-at-home
💡The moment an OBSTACLE is INTENTIONAL place in front of you in an EFFORT to STOP 🛑, DISTRACT, or PREVENT you DOING the very thing you set out to DO.. Just KNOW that you are on the RIGHT TRACK b/c they ONLY try to block something they FEAR!!!! 🧐 Thank you @mclyte.. NOW VOTE 🗳 ~ #DrsOrders *
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#KreativeKoncepts #RocktheVote #Change #Different #Empower #Growth #AndrewGuillum #StacyAbrams #Support #BlackVotesMatter #Voting #Obstacles #Business #PlayingNoGames #Stand #YourVoice #Coaching #ChangeAgent #Power #Numbers #FoodforThought #Different #FamilyPreservation #Black #BlackPower #BlackGirlMagic #Magic #BlackGirlsRock #Empowerment
💡The moment an OBSTACLE is INTENTIONAL place in front of you in an EFFORT to STOP 🛑, DISTRACT, or PREVENT you DOING the very thing you set out to DO.. Just KNOW that you are on the RIGHT TRACK b/c they ONLY try to block something they FEAR!!!! 🧐 Thank you @mclyte.. NOW VOTE 🗳 ~ #DrsOrders  * * * * * #KreativeKoncepts  #RocktheVote  #Change  #Different  #Empower  #Growth  #AndrewGuillum  #StacyAbrams  #Support  #BlackVotesMatter  #Voting  #Obstacles  #Business  #PlayingNoGames  #Stand  #YourVoice  #Coaching  #ChangeAgent  #Power  #Numbers  #FoodforThought  #Different  #FamilyPreservation  #Black  #BlackPower  #BlackGirlMagic  #Magic  #BlackGirlsRock  #Empowerment 
Inspiring family preservation story of the day // #Repost @emasouthflorida ・・・
Born into American poverty. Abused by family. Dropped out of high school. Worked a minimum wage job. Faced an unplanned pregnancy. 
This beautiful mom has overcome all of her pressing circumstances. She’s chosen life not just for her child, but for herself. She was referred to @emasouthflorida from a local Crisis Pregnancy Center and from there a beautiful relationship began. Her Ēma Coach took her in and loved her. Her Ēma Group educated and supported her. Her local Church provided for her a sense of spiritual belonging. Keep on, mama! You are killing it! We will continue to rally around you and cheer you on!

#restoringurbanmotherhood #empowerurbanmoms #fostercareprevention #familypreservation #ēmasouthflorida #mentoring #youngmoms #ēma
Inspiring family preservation story of the day // #Repost  @emasouthflorida ・・・ Born into American poverty. Abused by family. Dropped out of high school. Worked a minimum wage job. Faced an unplanned pregnancy. This beautiful mom has overcome all of her pressing circumstances. She’s chosen life not just for her child, but for herself. She was referred to @emasouthflorida from a local Crisis Pregnancy Center and from there a beautiful relationship began. Her Ēma Coach took her in and loved her. Her Ēma Group educated and supported her. Her local Church provided for her a sense of spiritual belonging. Keep on, mama! You are killing it! We will continue to rally around you and cheer you on! #restoringurbanmotherhood  #empowerurbanmoms  #fostercareprevention  #familypreservation  #ēmasouthflorida  #mentoring  #youngmoms  #ēma 
Born into American poverty. Abused by family. Dropped out of high school. Worked a minimum wage job. Faced an unplanned pregnancy. 
This beautiful mom has overcome all of her pressing circumstances. She’s chosen life not just for her child, but for herself. She was referred to @emasouthflorida from a local Crisis Pregnancy Center and from there a beautiful relationship began. Her Ēma Coach took her in and loved her. Her Ēma Group educated and supported her. Her local Church provided for her a sense of spiritual belonging. Keep on, mama! You are killing it! We will continue to rally around you and cheer you on!

#restoringurbanmotherhood #empowerurbanmoms #fostercareprevention #familypreservation #ēmasouthflorida #mentoring #youngmoms #ēma
Born into American poverty. Abused by family. Dropped out of high school. Worked a minimum wage job. Faced an unplanned pregnancy. This beautiful mom has overcome all of her pressing circumstances. She’s chosen life not just for her child, but for herself. She was referred to @emasouthflorida from a local Crisis Pregnancy Center and from there a beautiful relationship began. Her Ēma Coach took her in and loved her. Her Ēma Group educated and supported her. Her local Church provided for her a sense of spiritual belonging. Keep on, mama! You are killing it! We will continue to rally around you and cheer you on! #restoringurbanmotherhood  #empowerurbanmoms  #fostercareprevention  #familypreservation  #ēmasouthflorida  #mentoring  #youngmoms  #ēma 
“Don’t tell me how I should feel. Allow me to grieve my loss like any other person is allowed to grieve when they lose someone.” -LJ Rob
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#adoption #adopteevoices #justlisten #flipthescript #familypreservation #fp364 #naam #nationaladoptionmonth
VENDOR HIGHLIGHT for #shoppingwithapurpose on 11.17.18 #Repost @ornaments4orphans with @get_repost
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Children belong in families. That’s why we’re passionate about employing artisans and strengthening communities in Africa. Economic opportunity keeps families out of poverty, enabling them to care for their children. Join us in our mission to prevent children from becoming orphans by hosting an ornament party this holiday season. #ittakesavillage #orphanprevention #familypreservation
VENDOR HIGHLIGHT for #shoppingwithapurpose  on 11.17.18 #Repost  @ornaments4orphans with @get_repost ・・・ Children belong in families. That’s why we’re passionate about employing artisans and strengthening communities in Africa. Economic opportunity keeps families out of poverty, enabling them to care for their children. Join us in our mission to prevent children from becoming orphans by hosting an ornament party this holiday season. #ittakesavillage  #orphanprevention  #familypreservation 
We are so grateful for @debbieutterback and the time that she took to not only training regional social workers and psychologists, but for also taking the time to train foster families on signs of self harm, suicide, and addiction! We are grateful for the wisdom she shared and for the chance to come together and work alongside one another to equip Hondurans to best care for the next generation! 
#orphancare #fostercare #familypreservation #ovc #kidsinfamilies
We are so grateful for @debbieutterback and the time that she took to not only training regional social workers and psychologists, but for also taking the time to train foster families on signs of self harm, suicide, and addiction! We are grateful for the wisdom she shared and for the chance to come together and work alongside one another to equip Hondurans to best care for the next generation! #orphancare  #fostercare  #familypreservation  #ovc  #kidsinfamilies