for the mothers

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As we celebrate Mother’s Day, I think about the wisdom nestled into this African proverb. I look at this photo of women living across the globe who fight cultural oppression and opposition to farm coffee beans to provide for […]

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why i became a journalist

  I studied journalism because everyone is living a story worth telling. Because there are amazing, beautiful things happening every day in the midst of the shards of brokenness. I studied journalism because our words wield power. Our letters nestled in words nestled in paragraphs can spur people to care, to take action, to hold […]

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why orphan sunday matters

Today, a lot of people gather to remember + advocate + brainstorm how we can come together to deeply care for, serve, and love children who are forgotten. Children of all ages, in all locations, who are not being cared for, served, or loved in safe families. Today is Orphan Sunday. I want to share […]

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Mr. & Mrs. Craig Go To Washington!

Last week, an email popped up on my phone with the subject line: Angels in Adoption Awardee Welcome Packet. I thought it was spam and almost deleted it, but I (thankfully!) opened it and started reading: Congratulations on your selection as the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) 2013 Angel in Adoption™! Being selected as an Angel […]

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orphan sunday

Today, Orphan Sunday, I join many others in remembering + praying for so many children who are parentless. I’m so thankful. So thankful for all who dedicate time and service to forgotten ones via foster care, missions, acts of love, + so much more. So thankful for the children who will never again carry the label […]

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Adoption: Movement or Trend?

This post is pulled from Megan Hyatt Miller’s blog. You can see it in it’s original state here. I particularly like her 4th and 5th points. While talking with a friend about our adoption recently, she made a comment that adoption just seemed so trendy—all these upper-middle class families running around with their brown babies […]

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a glad surrender.

A friend sent me today’s post from A Glad Surrender, a lent blog + devotional by Cornerstone Church in Ames. What a simple + poignant reminder that adoption can reflect the gospel. (Yes, those are the hands of my awesome husband and son.) “Pure and undefiled religions before our God and Father is this: to […]

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