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Encouragement for Adoptive Parents

by Mark Gregston

Life is made of stories

Some of those stories have happy endings.  Some less so. 

Some stories involve people you never would have imagined coming into your life. But when someone adopts a child into their home and their heart, I think it’s a very cool thing to do.  I also think it paints a real-world picture of how we have been grafted into God’s family for everyone to see. 

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Caring for the Heart of Your Adopted Teen

by Mark Gregston

Just as God has grafted us into His family by choosing to adopt us, there are many wonderful people out there who have grafted a child into their home and heart through adoption, as well.  And if that’s you and your family, thank you for making a difference in the life of a child who needed it.  November is National Adoption Month, and as we celebrate this month of intentional kindness, it’s a good time to remind you that adopting a child requires a lifetime willingness to open your home … and your heart to someone else in need.  It’s the same requirement needed for your natural-born children, but caring for and supporting an adopted child throughout all the stages of their lives often comes with some unique challenges. 

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Adoption: A Parenting Toolbox

#553 – Student Story: Aubrey

with host Mark Gregston

The teen years can be bumpy for any child. But sometimes, adopted teens need a little extra dose of love and patience.

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares the four essential tools in every adoptive parents’ toolbox and offers practical help for navigating the adolescent years.

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