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The Baird’s Adoption Story

The Baird's Adoption Story It started with an Instagram post.  Take a look below to see how God used Daniel and Markie Baird to provide a forever home for an 8-year-old girl with special needs. In February 2020, Markie Baird saw a social media post from Reece’s Rainbow,...

What is a FAM?

What is a FAM? Over 140 million children are considered orphans in the world, and 400,000 of those children reside in the US. The life of a child in foster care carries many peaks and troughs as well as unforeseen risks. These children frequently bounce around...

Still Being Present

Still being present Every spring we celebrate that God came to earth as Jesus. Even when Christ’s physical presence ended, His presence remained. He left us the Holy Spirit. The truth is He came and He stayed. He is still present. We, too, can remain present while...

A family’s fight to bring them home

A family's fight to bring them home Jeff and Amelia Davis recently returned home from Malawi with their two newly adopted children (ages 8 & 5). If there’s one thing we’ve learned from their story, it’s that adoption takes courage, perseverance, and resilience for everyone involved....

A Calling To Love

A Calling To Love In circles of faith, I’ve been hearing more and more rhetoric about the spiritual significance of foster care and adoption. It’s amazing to watch God’s people stepping up to take care of God’s children, and I hope the arch of redemption continues to bend on behalf...

Coupling the enneagram with Adoption and Foster Care

I have ten children with eight distinct personalities among them. One of them, whom I guess could be dubbed an “Enthusiast,” is always on to the next thing. He struggles with gluttony. He’s my tallest and thinnest son, but he has an insatiable appetite for...

Parenting Your Child with ADHD

Parenting Your Child with ADHD   Did you know children in foster care are considered a “special health care” population by the American Academy of Pediatrics (1)? What does this mean? It means that kids who have lost their families are likely to have more health challenges than...

Hospitality – Welcomed and Known

Welcomed and Known Part 2 in our summer series, "Come To The Table"   My parents tried to have children for seventeen years. They prayed for years that God would grant them the gifts of parenthood, whether through biology or adoption. Through the waiting, they prayed fervently, spent...

Come To The Table

Friends, welcome to the table! You are invited here to join in the feast and into the community. This summer series of sharing stories will encourage those who may be desiring clarity. Or perhaps some of you are so deep into a thousand baseball games and...

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