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The Journey HOME

The journey to becoming a forever family can be filled with obstacles and unexpected heartache—but the reward is worth any journey; because in the end, a child is woven into your heart and home forever. Bryn and Kate met in medical school and married 4 years later while they were still in residency. They hoped…

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A Forever Family Is In Your Reach

Have you considered adoption but believe finances are keeping you from opening your home to a child? Navigating the adoption process, and the financial implications, can feel daunting and it keeps countless amazing families from becoming forever families. But it doesn’t have to! Adoption by Shepherd Care is here to equip you with tested resources…

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A Forever Family Story

What Daniel and Barbara Smith never expected for their family, turned out to be the greatest journey and blessing of their lives. Daniel and Barbara celebrated 30 years of marriage this year and Barbara shared, “We always wanted children but we couldn’t get pregnant. God placed a baby in our lives and Shepherd Care made…

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I am Adopted

I love when people give me that shocked look and say “Oh my gosh, you were adopted” My response is: Yes, I am??, with a confused look, (is it supposed to be a problem??) . It is not a disability, or a disease it’s a choice.  Of course, I can only speak about my experience…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 6 of 7)

The best day ever!   When I arrived in Florida on Thursday, I was greeted by Nidia Sica.  What a lovely face to be greeted by!  Nidia accompanied me to the hospital where our birth mom was and I got to meet and hang out with her for several hours.  Justin arrived the next morning,…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 5 of 7)

Charissa shares what it was like when they got the news of their second match! What an incredibly joyful yet scary moment! THE match: a whirlwind Hours before I received THE call in the afternoon of October 22, 2015, I had decided and come to peace with the fact that I would not be a…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 4 of 7)

The time after a match that falls through seems dark and heavy. Charissa and her family walked through this time and want to share it with you!   Part 4: After the failed match   Waiting after the failed match was extremely difficult!  However, the staff at Adoption by Shepherds Care were amazing to us. …

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Our Adoption Story (Part 3 of 7)

Part 3: A match   We received a match on June 3, 2015 for a precious baby boy that was due to be born on July 22, 2015.  That day was a day of total adrenaline.  I was laying in bed when I got the call.  I answered the phone and heard “we have a…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 2 of 7)

We applied to Adoption by Shepherd care in October of 2013.  From there we were put on the waiting list.  This is kind of where you stay for a few months until you become actively waiting.  ‘Actively waiting’ means that your profile can be shown to prospective birthmothers.  We started to actively wait on January…

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Our Adoption Story (Part 1 of 7)

Charissa, an adoptive parent, wrote this beautiful blog post outlining her family’s story to the finalized adoption of their sweet son, Jonah. Part 1: The calling to adoption “Throughout our adoption journey, I always found great comfort in talking to or hearing adoption stories.  So I want to put our story out there to encourage…

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