|Four Things the Bible Says About Orphans|
Posted August 16, 2016 by Precious.org
God’s heart for the orphan is clearly displayed throughout the Old and New Testaments. Below is a beginning list of what the Bible says about orphans. What are some other ways God shows his love for these precious children? Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite verse!
|The Boy By The Bus|
Posted August 22, 2014 by Precious.org
So what happens to all the children who don't get adopted? Stats say 75-percent end up in drug-addiction, organized crime and prostitution. But what about the orphans who never end up inane orphanage? There is an alternative to life in the orphanage or being adopted for orphans in China. It's not a ...
|Obedient Surrender - The Wiley Adoption Story|
Posted July 18, 2014 by Precious.org
In 2009, Michelle participated in a mission trip to Swaziland, Africa, with her church, Warren Baptist. This small country of just under one million people is also known as The Nation of Orphans. The trip opened Michelle’s eyes to the plight of the orphan and literally brought her to her knees. Th...
|Three Verses About Orphans We Cannot Hide From|
Posted May 8, 2014 by Precious.org
The God who numbers the hairs on our heads is also the Father to the fatherless. He knows each waiting child by name and affirms their value with great love and compassion throughout Scripture. The following three verses give us a glimpse into his heart for the fatherless and how he calls us to resp...
|Ukraine Children Are Waiting: Meet Amelia Grace!|
Posted March 20, 2014 by Precious.org
Our experience with adopting from Ukraine was amazing. The team in Ukraine was unbelievably accommodating. Everything we were told was accurate and every promise kept. If they do not know an answer, they will tell you so and then explain the possibilities. The orphanage our daughter lived in was ...
|A Beautiful Twist in the Story|
Posted March 17, 2014 by Precious.org
Our journey began in the year of 2002, when we decided to adopt to adopt from Colombia. We had gone to many meetings and thought we had planned very carefully . . . Well, it didn't exactly happen has we had planned. There were twists and turns along this journey that we did not plan for nor could w...
|The Joy of Sons from Korea|
Posted February 6, 2014 by Precious.org
After 10 years of marriage, three biological children and a heartbreaking miscarriage, Shepherd and her husband, Casey, knew the time had come to move forward with that childhood plan. “We felt God call us to continue building our family and that it was time to move forward with adoption,” the O...
|Faith in Alice|
Posted January 30, 2014 by Precious.org
Eyes of faith allowed Alice to develop a clear vision. She could see her dream, had experienced freedom from her past, and would not let any remnant of that past deny her a future. Alice was all about moving forward and began making audacious goals for herself. Her momentum was contagious, infecting...
|Journey to a Thousand Tomorrows|
Posted November 2, 2013 by Precious.org
I looked into the eyes of the child standing before me. I saw fear. I saw distrust. She stiffened when I touched her arm but I wasn’t sure what else to do with my hands. I shifted uncomfortably under the realization that I wasn’t qualified for this. I wasn’t prepared. I could say nothing to he...
|A Blessing From Samoa: The Hyde Family Adoption Story|
Posted September 24, 2013 by Precious.org
By the time Matthew returned from his walk, I had rented the house, found a flight to Samoa and had someone to pick us up at the airport. We were moving to Samoa...in FIVE days.
|Family Life with Sensory Processing Disorder|
Posted July 20, 2013 by Precious.org
Read an encouraging story from Carrie about her family life with a child having Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). In October our son was evaluated by an Occupational Therapist and our suspicion that he has SPD was confirmed. Since our 1st post placement visit a month after he came home our social ...
|The Importance of Being Dad|
Posted June 15, 2013 by Precious.org
The importance of fatherhood in families in the world today. Fathers, be encouraged today that you are very important in the lives of your children!
|Dreaming of a Little Face We Have Never Seen|
Posted June 12, 2013 by Precious.org
No referral tonight was what I read on the email subject line from my caseworker. Sadness filled my heart again. I sent a text saying no referral to all my friends who were praying for us knowing that tonight was the night we could get our “call”. Another month of not knowing who our child is an...
|What Adoption Professionals Wish You Knew|
Posted June 3, 2013 by Precious.org
You know that phone call, where you are angry and frustrated because of delays? When things are just not going the way you think they should. That call where you yell at us, and accuse us of not doing our jobs, and vent your frustration until you have no more words? Yeah. It's OK. We understand. Thi...
|Gods MIRACULOUS Timing!|
Posted May 17, 2013 by Precious.org
One night at camp, the speaker was talking about how we all like to tell God what we will do for him and sign our name to that list....
|Listening to God: The Amazing Hopkins Family!|
Posted April 23, 2013 by Precious.org
A few days later, sitting in church, the four girls suddenly popped into my mind. I knew that God placing them on my heart. I began to pray for them and suddenly wondered if they were supposed to be part of our family. I started listing off the reasons why it would not be wise for our family to a...
|Our Awesomely Unique Family: Another Look at "Special Needs" Adoption|
Posted March 19, 2013 by Precious.org
My wife Carol and I have a large family, 11 children in all. Number four of our five biological babies died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) when she was 4 months old. With four remaining bio kids in our parentage we adopted our first of what would end up being 6 adoptions. A lot of people adm...
|The Awesome Story of Hermon and Hiyab|
Posted March 6, 2013 by Precious.org
In 2010 Haiti was struck with a major earthquake killing up to 300,000 people and leaving millions of others without a home. At this time my husband and I were happily raising our four young boys in Seattle. Although we had talked about adoption for years, it was always more of a fantasy than a re...
|Special in a Good Way!|
Posted February 28, 2013 by Precious.org
He was the only fat-filled toddler in the room full of orphans. A sense of pride for this little boy’s survival instinct swelled up in me: Smart enough to fill his stomach. I suspected him close to genius, staving off hunger in this Russian orphanage.
|Bringing Sisters Home|
Posted January 17, 2013 by Precious.org
Our adoption story started long, long ago in a little girlâ€™s heart. That little girl was me. I always knew that if I was going to be a mother, I would adopt. When I met my husband to be, I shared those feelings with him, he agreed. In the middle of a happy life together, we two got a surp...
|Boy or Girl - The Ferris' Adoption Story|
Posted January 2, 2013 by Precious.org
There is a great irony that I struggle to understand. Yes, many of the children that are waiting in China are girls, but the boys that are available seem to wait, and wait, and wait, and often never receive the gift of a family. For whatever reason, American families seem to have an overwhelming pre...
|A Prayer Commitment to Orphans|
Posted December 21, 2012 by Precious.org
Defend the cause! Now that is everyoneâ€™s call. But doing that is a big thing. So how do you do that? Where do you start? In your own heart. Itâ€™s got to start there. Once God gets a hold of your heart and you begin seeing orphans like He sees them, you will never be the same. An...
|Miracle in Colombia|
Posted December 17, 2012 by Precious.org
The little girl we were adopting from Columbia has an amazing story as well. She was born in late July of 2010, the daughter of a prostitute. Her mother abandoned her at four days old to the owner of the brothel. After four months living there, she became very ill. The woman who was taking care of ...