Adoption Changed My View of God

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How Adoption Changed My View of God By Beth Demme If you’ve known me for more than five minutes, you know that my husband and I are parents by adoption. I have some great stories about our adoption journey, some of which would make you roll with laughter and others that would leave you weeping. Adoption brought a lot of …

The Thanksgiving My Life Changed

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By Beth Demme It was just before Thanksgiving 2002. My husband and I followed the pediatrician down the hall, our footsteps echoing off the undecorated walls and hard floors. We were inside a maternity/pediatric hospital in a small coal-mining town in southwest Russia. The doctor led us to a bright room, with a big window, three cribs, and one precious …

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How to Talk About Adoption

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How To Talk To Adoptive Families By Beth Demme It’s #NationalAdoptionDay! As a parent by adoption, I’ve seen firsthand how people struggle with adoption language. Here’s a very simple vocab primer: an adoptive parent is a mom or dad who has adopted a child after the biological parents’ rights have been relinquished or terminated. Sometimes people say “natural” or “real” …

The Thanksgiving Everything Changed

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By Beth Demme It was just before Thanksgiving 2002. My husband and I followed the pediatrician down the hall, our footsteps echoing off the undecorated walls and hard floors. We were inside a maternity/pediatric hospital in a small coal-mining town in southwest Russia. The doctor led us to a bright room, with a big window, three cribs and one precious …

Living Loved Is Like Being Adopted

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By Beth Demme When I talk with my children about adoption, I ground everything in that precious four-letter word, L‑O‑V‑E. I think #NationalAdoptionMonth is a great time to explore what it means to Live Loved. When my children were toddlers, they learned their adoption story as part of their bedtime routine. I would tell them:

Adoption Awareness Month 2015

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November is #NationalAdoptionMonth. As an adoptive mom, this month is a time for me to celebrate everyone who made our family a reality. Of course, I’ll take any excuse to celebrate my children, their heritage, and the beautiful way God brought us together! Here are some pieces I’ve written about adoption, to get your adoption celebration started: How to Talk …