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Thriving as an Adoptive Family

Welcoming another child into your home, permanently or temporarily, can bring a unique set of challenges. The challenge may lie in helping that child work through an abusive past, or simply in altering your normal routine. Whatever the case, these resources will provide you with encouragement and offer practical tips to work through theses many hurdles.

Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family

Adoption is a high calling from God, and the Christian home is primary soil for planting seeds of faith. But how will post-adoption challenges affect this growth? Packed from cover to cover with information, advice, ideas, and resources, this distinctly Christian book will equip readers to be successful adoptive parents.

Emotional, psychological, behavioral, or learning difficulties in children who were adopted or in foster care are nearly always related to issues of attachment—especially when there’s been neglect or abuse.

The Connected Child

Written by two research psychologists, The Connected Child specializes in adoption and attachment. Learn how to build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child, effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders, and discipline with love.

Open vs. Closed Adoption, A Birth Mom’s Advice

There isn’t a perfect adoption mold. Every case is unique and vital to consider when deciding between open adoption vs. closed adoption.

Empowered to Connect

The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, has already helped countless adoptive and foster parents. Empowered To Connect™ created a companion study guide entitled Created To Connect — A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child as well as other helpful resources that highlight the underlying biblical principles of The Connected Child and offer new insights for parents.

Helping Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Racial Identity

My Scandinavian family walked into an Asian restaurant when I was 4 years old. Warm beige skin color, straight black hair, flat-bridged noses and almond-shaped eyes were not what I was used to looking back at me.

Parenting methods to avoid when parenting an adopted child

Gregory Keck, PhD Attachment Therapist & Adoption Expert, shares advice for parents with an adopted child on what parenting methods to avoid when parenting


The vision of Tapestry is a healing home for every child. Our mission is to support and equip local churches and families with the tools and resources to wrap around and bring healing to adoptive and foster parents, children, and their families.

Adoption at the Movies

Adoption Movie Reviews and Discussion Guides

Accessing Adoption Support and Prevention Services

Provided both before and after adoption, adoption support and preservation services can help you and your family with a wide range of issues. These services are available for everything from learning how to explain adoption to your preschooler, to helping address the needs of a child who has experienced early childhood abuse and trauma, to supporting your adopted teen’s search for identity. All family members can benefit from some type of support. This factsheet outlines the types of services available, their benefits, and ways to find services in your area.

Bubba Watson and the Joy of Adoption

Bubba Watson is passionate about golf, but family is the legacy he cares about most. And adoption has made that family possible.

Adoption: When Siblings Are Strangers

I turned the burner down and headed upstairs to restore order. My husband and I were experiencing the challenges of welcoming George, Abel and their two sisters into our family of five other children.

Understanding and Parenting Your Adopted Child

Barbara Rainey talks about her daughter Deborah, whom she and Dennis adopted more than twenty years ago. Barbara also shares some of the ways adoption affects your marriage, your other children, and your relationship with Christ.

Like Grandma’s Quilt: Wrap-Around Care for Foster & Adoptive Families

Christian foster and adoptive families' best support systems are layered and stitched together like one of my grandma’s quilts.

The Adoption Journey: An Honest Look at What You Really Need to Know

We want to prepare you for what this path might hold. Adoption isn’t simply a one-and-done decision. It’s a lifetime commitment.

Adoption Basics: Options

When considering if adoption is right for your family, it is important to know the distinctions between the different types.

Adoption Triad: What is it and why should we care?

A healthy adoption goes beyond the adoptive family unit. Adoptees and birth parents also live this lifelong journey of adoption.

How God Redeemed My Teen Pregnancy (Part 1 of 2)

Lindsay Pepin Ophus, her mom, and her aunt share their story of how God redeemed their family when Lindsay became pregnant as a teen.

The Adoption Option: Birth Mothers Need Your Support

We can’t simply encourage an expectant mother to “choose life” and then leave her alone to figure it out. We must follow up and follow through.

Worthy of Love - Foster Care

All children are worthy of love. This is how to help children placed through foster care feel safe, valued, and welcomed into your family.

Post Adoption Services - Adoption Support

Holt International offers lifelong support to all adoptees, adoptive families, birthparents, caregivers and other loved ones.

Adoption from Foster Care - National Council For Adoption

Across the United States, there are currently over 122,000 children and youth waiting for permanency with a loving, nurturing family. Perhaps you are the mom or dad they have been waiting for!

Foster & Adoptive Families Need Your L.O.V.E.

Reach out to the Wait No More team for additional information about foster care or adoption from foster care, or to learn more about supporting families. 

Podcasts - CAFO Resources

Our podcast series are here to equip and inspire on your journey to serve the vulnerable child. Whether you are a foster or adoptive parent, orphan advocate, student, pastor or ministry leader, there is something here for everyone.

  • Life is full of surprises, challenges and questions – and sometimes we all need help finding answers. Are you struggling in your marriage? Is your son or daughter involved in activities that have you worried? Or maybe you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy or navigating conflict with your aging parents. Whether you’re in the midst of a major crisis or simply a perplexing situation, we have compiled resources that can point you in the right direction. And remember – we’re constantly updating our content, so check back frequently for the latest and greatest resources.

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