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Always a Need

In the State of California, there are many children in foster care who are awaiting permanent families. Koinonia Family Services and other agencies work with the counties to match these children to homes that can be their forever families. Our … More >>

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We Get Her! We Get Her!

Sometimes dreams really do come true, but often they don’t come in the way that you expect. As we started our family, there were lots of ups and downs in seeing those children come to life. With two successful pregnancies … More >>

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Warning: God DOES Answer Prayer!

I had no idea that Bob was praying the same thing and I certainly had no inkling of what the answer would entail. Shortly after saying that prayer, the answer came in the form of a phone call from my … More >>

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Hope that Doesn’t Disappoint

Julie had always wanted children. Bill had always wanted foster children. The Born family was to see how God would merge and expand those two dreams. Bill and Julie’s plan was: get married-have children when they were ready-then, adopt children … More >>

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Our Greatest Present

Over the years, Michael and I had talked about adoption, but we were always too busy. In September 2006, our five kids (ages 6-16) asked us to adopt instead of getting birthday and Christmas presents. James 1:27 encouraged us and … More >>

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Our Forever Family

Our journey toward adopting a child began a long time before any paperwork was completed, country was selected or child was referred. Early on, the Lord planted in Brian’s heart the dream of adopting a child from another country. My … More >>

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What’s the Big Deal?

“You were adopted?!” Growing up, I never quite understood what was the big deal behind that question. I know what it meant for me. There wasn’t a time I didn’t know I was chosen, wanted and very loved. I grew … More >>

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Exposé Exposes Need

It seemed “harmless” enough—watching a TV magazine show. But watching that program would forever change the family of Tim and Liz Polen. Liz saw an exposé on the mistreatment of special needs adults and children and God used that to … More >>

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Family Twice

Jacob came into this life as our nephew. Cheri’s brother and his girlfriend were drug users and when Jacob was nine months old, we agreed to take Jacob into our home until they could get clean and sober. Unfortunately, the … More >>

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Never Too Late

In 1989 I married Richard and became the stepmother of his two and six-year-old sons, Roy and Nathanael. A few months after our wedding, I stood in our kitchen feeling completely overwhelmed. We were discovering that both boys had suffered … More >>

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