Importance of Self-Care for Parents

  Adopting a child is full of both joys and challenges, and the challenges can take a toll on the mental and physical health of adoptive parents. Self-care is essential for adoptive parents to maintain your well-being and provide the best care for your children.   Why Self-Care is Important to Adoptive Parents Self-care is […]

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Book Review: It Takes More Than Love

  I was so excited when I heard Brittany Salmon share about her new book, It Takes More Than Love: A Christian Guide to Navigating the Complexities of Cross-Cultural Adoptions. As an adoptive parent and an adoption professional, this resource has been so needed. The author, Brittany, speaks from the hard-earned wisdom she has gained […]

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Happy Father’s Day

  Father’s Day is a universal holiday that dates back to the Middle Ages in Catholic Europe when Fathers were celebrated on Feast Day of Saint Joseph in 1510. However, we can go back as far as the ancient Romans who honored deceased fathers every February. In the United States Father’s Day is celebrated on […]

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Trauma-Informed Activities for Summer

  Summer time brings a lot of free time, which can feel like freedom from the rigidity of school schedules. It can also be very difficult for parents to fill the open days. Below are some trauma-informed activities to keep your foster or adopted kids busy this summer.   Create a huge, colorful calendar for […]

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Has God Called You to Adopt?

  “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 Have you ever felt God has called you to adopt a child in need? Any time someone brings up adoption do you sense a coaxing in your heart to support children who need safe homes? Have you already determined […]

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How to Celebrate the Holiday of Love in Different Cultures

  Valentine’s Day is a commonly known holiday of love in the United States and some countries throughout Europe. Couples most often celebrate the holiday as a way to show appreciation of their relationship. Around the world, many countries have their own way of showing affection through their own cultural traditions. Although some of these […]

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Finding an Adoption-Competent Therapist

  Adoption has a lifelong impact on everyone involved - children, birth families, and adoptive families. Most families seek post adoption support at some point - whether immediately after bringing a child home or years down the road. Post adoption support can include educational resources, support groups, respite opportunities, counseling/therapy, or parent coaching.   When […]

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An Open Letter to Adoptive Parents from an Adoptee

  Dear Adoptive Parents:  I wish you knew…  we cannot just erase or get rid of our past. No matter how old we get we will still remember parts of our past. Please listen to the stories we do share - even if they seem outrageous - which may include dark traumas and experiences. We […]

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Ways Your Family Can Help Vulnerable Children

  Most will agree that all children deserve to grow up in a loving and protective family. All children deserve to be fed, to receive an education, clean clothing, shoes and to sleep in a warm and safe bed at night, all basic necessities provided by a family. All children deserve the warmth, love, protection […]

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Adoption Assistance for Children with Special Needs Adopted Domestically

  Any waiting family associated with Nightlight Christian Adoptions long enough, will inevitably receive an email from Nightlight requesting consideration of a domestically born child who, because of significant special medical needs, is considered harder to place. Baby Saylor diagnosed with schitzencephaly, Baby Michael diagnosed with Prader Willi syndrome, and Baby Tommy diagnosed with microcephaly […]

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