History of National Adoption Awareness Month
New Paraklētos Post: History of National Adoption Awareness Month
Did you know that National Adoption Awareness Month has been celebrated for 17 years? That is pretty incredible!
It’s early history:
- 1976: Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis announced an Adoption Week to promote awareness of the need for adoptive…
On the Anvil
New Paraklētos Post: On the Anvil
When my husband and I first began our journey of adoption, we were warned. We were warned that it is a difficult wait. We were warned that we are opening our family up to a really big change that isn’t going to be easy, and we were warned to expect the…
New Paraklētos Post: Advocacy Tips
On Twitter and Facebook, we weekly post what we hope to be helpful advocacy tips for your relating to orphan care, adoption and assisting widows. We wanted to share our list in a blog post as well! Hope you find these helpful!
- Pray– Be praying for…
Can’t or Won’t?
New Paraklētos Post: Can’t or Won’t?
I like to write in my books. I underline, add my thoughts, and pretty much make my books my own personal journals. Some of them I never go back to, others I never stop reading.
When the subject of orphan care comes up, I automatically go back in my mind…
What Adoption Offers Us
New Paraklētos Post: What Adoption Offers Us
“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, ‘Abba, Father.’ For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And…
House Hunters International®
New Paraklētos Post: House Hunters International®
Today, while lounging around the house in my pajamas until mid afternoon not expecting to do much or to think much for that matter, I was presented with an unexpected challenge from the Lord. I was watching House Hunters International ®; a weakness of…
Accepted into Life, Part 2
New Paraklētos Post: Accepted into Life, Part 2
One of the first words any child learns to say is, “Dada.” This is the meaning of the word, “Abba.” It is a term of endearment and affection for one’s father. Adoption into God’s family gives us this close relationship with God!
Adoption can be…
No Longer the Same
New Blog: No Longer the Same
What does leaving the water running, throwing away leftovers, retirement and investment conversations, and a bursting at the seams closet have in common? These are all things that once left me unaffected and now make me cringe at the thought. A value of…