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The Blind Side

THE BLIND SIDE is a compelling, feel great drama that tells the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless young black teenager who is welcomed into a caring Christian family. Though there are unnecessary elements requiring caution, this wonderful drama is a faith filled, truly inspiring movie with overt Christian values. Buy on Amazon

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents

A clinical social worker specializing in attachment, grief and trauma, has penned a comprehensive guidebook for adoptive parents. Deborah Gray helps us take an in-depth look at how children and families adjust. She notes that many of today’s adoptions involve older children who may have been abused or neglected, or who may have spent years […]

Parenting At-Risk Children : By Karyn Purvis

Click on Parenting At-Risk Children to listen/purchase an audio program. You can’t impart what you don’t possess. Leading expert in developmental psychology, Karyn Purvis, talks to parents about parenting their adopted children. Karyn exhorts parents to heal their personal wounds and losses before adopting and not to expect their children to fill those gaps for […]

Adopting the Older Child Pt. 1

Part 1 of Adopting the Older Child, features Paula St. John discussing the unique challenges and rewards of adopting older children.

Adopting the Older Child Pt. 2

Part 2 of Adopting the Older Child features Darren and Cheryl Macdonald, who share their family’s experience of adopting an 11 year girl from Russia.