Interview with an American Idol Mom (What She Prays for Her Son)

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  The last few months have been a little crazy for the Seavey family. Keri and Jeff never imagined that they would watch their son Daniel Seavey make it into the Top 24, let alone Top 11, on the popular American singing competition series known as American Idol. I know Keri as-- wife to Jeff, a senior pastor and church planter, mom to four children (Tyler, Christian, Daniel and Anna), women's ministry leader, biblical counselor, speaker, and writer who Continue Reading

National Adoption Day (How We Can All Support Adoption)

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“Father of the fatherless…is God in His holy habitation. God settles the lonely in a home.” ~ Psalm 68: 5 & 6 God has a particular love for the child in need of a family. And He has a special love for adoption because He chooses to describe our own relationship with Him as one of-- adoption. “Adoption in God’s mind was not Plan B. He predestined us for adoption before the creation of the world. Plan A was not lots of children who never sin and never need Continue Reading

The Most Important Question You Should Ask About Adoption

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We had many questions when we started seriously considering adoption... And those questions shifted as we wandered down our adoptive journey and especially as we took a jump of faith toward our second adoption. I remember the day the packet came in the mail. It was about an inch thick and it was full to the brim with paperclipped documents and forms that we needed to sign, fill out, and return. There was also a long list of the 479 hoops (okay maybe I Continue Reading

Helpful Adoption Resources

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  "…God is graciously involved in our adoptions.  He has done it Himself.  He knows what it costs. And He stands ready to support us all the way to the end."  ~John Piper If you missed the other posts in this series, you may want to go back and read about-- our adoption journey, 7 reasons that we love adoption and the most important question you can ask about adoption.  But today I'd like to share with you some of the adoption related resources that were Continue Reading

Our Adoption Journey

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I don't really remember when God first put adoption on my heart or my husband's heart. It was a process that started back before we had biological children, when I would check the Oregon waiting children pages. And I would read their stories. And my heart would hurt. And I would feel unable, unwilling, not ready-- To meet the need so great. And then years later, I sat at a child's sports practice with my friend Becky, who was open to adoption. And I told her Continue Reading

7 Reasons We Love Adoption…

7 Reasons Adoption

1. Adoption reminds us of who God is: God has a particular concern for the fatherless and throughout the Bible He shows His special love for those without a family. “Give justice to the weak and fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and lonely; rescue the weak and needy.” ~ Psalm 82:3 “Father of the fatherless…is God in His holy habitation. God settles the lonely in a home.” ~Psalm 68: 5 & 6 “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, Continue Reading