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    Praying While You Wait: Prayers for Adoptive Parents. One of the best practices we've cultivated during our wait is to pray, with intentionality, for the children God may have for us.

    Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together make this world a beautiful garden. Spring theme

    Dr. Karyn Purvis. #fostercare

    "As foster parents, we are asked to not only care for the basic needs of a child, but also sit along side them as they digest the hurt and damage they have undeservingly experienced." -Carrie Dahlin

    Bedtime Whack-a-Mole: Getting Kids to Stay in Bed

    So mom, do you ever feel like you're starting to lose your mind? You're too tired or stressed to even think straight? Here are 4 solid, simple ways a mom can restore her soul - and sanity! How to Restore Your Soul....When You Feel Like You're Losing Your Mind

    “Skweezrs” sheets are great for those children who need to relax and calm down at bed time. These sheets are kid-friendly sheets in fun colors for all kids. They work especially well for kids with Autism, PDD, Aspergers, ADD/ADHD, and other neurological dissorders. You can also get colors that are more neutral for kids that need less color stimulation.Some of the therapeutic benefits of "Skweezrs" lycra sheets include spatial awareness and deep-pressure input.

    Taking care of drug addicted babies....foster.

    Before You Explode, Do This… A Simple Secret for Surviving Tough Times in Foster Care and Adoption

    Today in this moment, I am to care for these children. I am to love them today with no reserve! #fostercare #parenting #quote

    Bonding with your baby after adoption - one adoptive mother's blog post

    My Own Story | Real Stories for Real Children

    How do you help your child who tends to fall apart? Here are several wonderful ways a mom can encourage her child to pull it together - and to grow strong in the process. How to Help Your Fall-Apart Child...Pull It Together - Club 31 Women

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    It's soooooo hard at times, but this is what we love to do and it feels so right. I wish people would stop telling me they couldn't do it and instead encourage me when things are tough.

    Why did your children come to you? Have you figured out the reason that your child needed YOU to be their parent? Will it change HOW you parent?

    A great look at how difficult-to-deal-with characteristics in our adopted children may serve them well later on #adoption

    This is a cute little children's book about adoption. It really highlights how adoption is brought about by love. Perfect for anyone whose life has been blessed by adoption!

    Songs for the Adoption Wait // From onethousandforone... #adoption #playlist

    Sweet Moon Baby is a really lovely gift book for families who are adopting.

    Legacy of an Adopted Child - This is in my baby book, and makes me cry every time I read it...

    Adoptive moms are just moms.

    Why Become a Foster Parent? - Satisfaction Through Christ | A look at one families reason behind pursuing foster parenting and the way the Lord changed their heart for the children that would be in their care.

    this is the most adorable picture for an adopting family! Just saw a friend post this recently and I'm so excited for her!!

    Great to calm and help kids sleep before bed - 3 Ingredient Lavender Lotion via Primally Inspired