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How Caring for the Widow and Orphan Impacts Your Church

How Caring for the Widow and Orphan Impacts Your Church

Jesus will never invite you to do something that He Himself was not first willing to do. With the gospel in mind, you need not respond with religious or legalistic hearts, but you should respond as people who were once orphaned, and that God, by “his own choice… gave us birth by the word of truth so that we would be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures” (James 1:18).

Kalei Thompson’s Care Community

Kalei Thompson’s Care Community

From watching Kalei fall in love with these precious children and nurturing them, to seeing Miller fill the role of a strong and loving dad, I have learned that foster children are incredibly precious, just as my own birthed children are to me.

A Life-Changing Case for Kalei and Kyla’s Guardian ad Litem

A Life-Changing Case for Kalei and Kyla’s Guardian ad Litem

Regardless of whether a case seems to be moving toward TPR or reunification, you can have a real and good relationship with the biological parents. Don’t settle for a cordial one. They’re not the enemy or bad people. Loving a child means loving their family, too. Of course, sometimes maintaining connections with biological family isn’t safe or possible, but if you’re the only one standing in the way of a good relationship – don’t be.

STORIES

“There is no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.”

Fred Rogers

 

Christoph Halverson

South Carolina

The Halversons first adopted after they had been married for 9 months.  They started off by adopting two boys, but added another shortly thereafter.  In short order, they had a biological child as well.

Now with 4 children under the age of four, Christoph says, “It takes a lot, but is very exciting and rewarding!”

 

The Zezulka Adoption Story

 

STORIES

“There is no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.”

Fred Rogers

Christoff Halverson

South Carolina

The Halverson’s first adopted after they had been married for 9 months.  They started off by adopting two boys, but added another shortly thereafter.  In short order, they had a biological child as well.

Now with 4 children under the age of four, Christoff says, “It takes a lot, but is very exciting and rewarding!

 

The Zezulka Adoption Story

 

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