Entries for the 'Adoption' Category
By: Noelle-Ashley De Nooy
People call it a Third World country: Guatemala, sandwiched between Mexico and Honduras. A country that has extensive slums, barely a 70% literacy rate, and roads roamed by feral dogs and scrawny chickens. Quite different from America’s high standard of living with comfortable homes,...
By: Emily Chase
The girl sat across the table from me in my office. Tears rolled down her face. "Amber" had been laid off from her job. Her father had hurt her and manipulated her before abandoning the family altogether. Her boyfriends had sexually abused her and then gone AWOL when she became pregnant. Now her mot...
By: Mark Hiehle
Walking by faith is filled with both excitement and surprise. You trust that the Lord will provide, but you never know exactly how or when. Walking by faith is a journey into the unknown, trusting that the Lord directs your steps. As we stepped out in faith to adopt our second child from China, we b...
By: Kim LeBlanc
The privilege I have to talk with women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy is rewarding, frustrating, and challenging. Women in that position often feel like they don't have a choice and just want the situation to go away!
My job as a peer counselor is to show them they do have choice...
By: Mark Hiehle
My daughter and I enjoy putting puzzles together. We started out with 24 piece puzzles and then moved to 36 pieces. At four years old, she became so comfortable with her puzzles that she knew where every piece belonged. If I tried to help, she would say, "No, I can do it." We then got her a 100-piec...
By: Muriel Larson
If he had been conceived today, he might never have lived to be born. Robbie, his mother, was a 16-year-old girl who eloped with her sweetheart John. After a month, they returned home broke. Robbie's parents let her come back home. Assuming authority, they annulled the marriage and forbade Robbie to...