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Discover the Top 4 Tips for Parenting Older Adopted Children

Discover the Top 4 Tips for Parenting Older Adopted Children It’s all paid off. Your adoption journey has taken the most amazing turn ever, and you are preparing to welcome your new child into your life! Everyone involved has some … Continue reading

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The Possibilities of Keeping an Adoption Journal

The Possibilities of Keeping an Adoption Journal Making the decision to adoption is a momentous one. It will be a life changing event for you and your spouse. One great way to keep a record of events is to write … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Save for What You Want

Ten Ways to Save for What You Want The adoption process can be expensive. By the time you have paid the attorney fees, home study costs, the adoption facilitation fees, and possibly birth mother expenses, the total can reach close … Continue reading

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Considering Christian Open Adoption

Considering Christian Open Adoption Ron and Liz were open to a semi-open adoption, sending photos and letters through our adoption center. They clearly stated that they were not comfortable with more, nor were they open to occasional visits. They were … Continue reading

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A Taste of Italy in Orange, Virginia

A Taste of Italy in Orange, Virginia While traveling through Central Virginia, just outside of Charlottesville, my husband and I decided to stay in Orange, Virginia and check out the local restaurants and small shops. We had a recommendation to … Continue reading

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Farm Stands For Fresh Fruits And Veggies

Farm Stands For Fresh Fruits And Veggies Traveling is meant to offer you unique experiences that you would otherwise not be able to enjoy by staying at home.  Your adventures could take you to another country, a particular attraction or … Continue reading

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Build Your Travel Budget Simply

Build Your Travel Budget Simply Let’s face it, times are hard.  We hear people all the time say that they would love to take some time off and travel, but they just can’t afford to do so.  It’s true that … Continue reading

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3 Ideas for the Perfect Family Reunion

3 Ideas for the Perfect Family Reunion Getting together with family members that you haven’t seen in a long time can be a wonderful, enjoyable experience.  Many people remember the old-time family reunions that were boring and basic, but these … Continue reading

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8 Simple Tips to Ask for What You Want

8 Simple Tips to Ask for What You Want Sometimes getting what we want is as simple as asking for it. But more often than not we need to work a little harder to get it. How you ask for … Continue reading

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