Category: Adoption & Foster Parenting

The Story of Our Boys

By Guest Blogger Amelia Caudle Although my husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary (gulp!!), I can still remember what it felt like to be newly...

Five Reasons to Host an Exchange Student

By Guest Blogger Steve Giles Have you ever dreamed of taking your family abroad to experience a new culture? For many families this is a dream that never moves beyond...

Three Ways Adoptive Parents Can Work to Form Healthy Attachments

By Guest Blogger Juan Santos M.S., CRC, LPCA Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. If you are looking to adopt, feel free to visit our...

A Celebration of Adoption

By Guest Blogger Alicia Bowles with Children’s Home Society of NC Boys Adopted on the “Happiest Day of Our Lives” “You are here. You are not going anywhere. You...

What We Learned from Our Exchange Student

By Ashleigh Pike “Will I get to see blue sky while I am here?” I will never forget this question asked by Lisa, our 7th exchange student from Beijing. In early...

Because She’s Worth It

By Becky Johnston The number one thing that I hear as people find out we are a Foster Family is this: “I could never do that. Don’t you get too attached? I would...

Inspirational Movie to be Filmed in Winston-Salem

By Suzy Fielders As moms we worry about our children constantly. We even worry about what will happen to them after we are no longer around. While it’s a given that...

Post Adoption: What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting

By Tanja Ragonesi Before you read today’s post, be sure to catch up on Tanja’s post from last month about older child adoption here. And for more stories...

Older Child Adoption: Relying on Faith and Sauvignon Blanc

By Tanja Ragonesi “Race, blood, lineage, and nationality don’t matter; they’re just the way that small minds keep score. All that matters about blood is...

The Unexpected Blessings I Found Through Adoption

By Guest Blogger Wendy Harper As the mother of two boys from Africa, people often tell me they’ve always wanted to adopt.  Honestly, that was never my intention. Even...