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How Christian donors may be worsening Haiti’s orphan crisis

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As the security crisis in Haiti continues, the humanitarian aid group Haiti Family Care Network is urging U.S. Christian donors to refrain from worsening the situation by donating to orphanages and to redirect their ...

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On World Down Syndrome Day, dad cannot imagine life without his daughter

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In a post that appeared at The Atlantic, “A Generational Shift in Understanding Life With Down Syndrome,” Educator Theo Malekin does an admirable job in helping us understand how much attitudes have changed ...

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Coffee company gives $300k to crisis pregnancy centers

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Seven Weeks Coffee, which is named after the stage in a woman’s pregnancy when her preborn child is the size of a coffee bean, has donated more than $300,000 to crisis pregnancy ...

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State AGs respond to White House foster family gender rule

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The Biden administration is proposing a rule that would effectively exclude Christian families from fostering kids and jeopardize the foster care system nationwide, a group of Republican state attorneys general said in ...

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I’m adopted

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Four things I’ve learned about being adopted. “What do I have to be thankful for? My own dad didn’t want me.” Thanksgiving was creeping closer, and I had just unleashed that question ...

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The Beauty of Adult Adoption

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Fourteen years ago, one day before Thanksgiving Day, I became Bill Dillon’s daughter with the banging of a gavel. As my dad smiled and gave his eighteen-year-old daughter a side hug, a ...

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Donna Kelce, Tammy Reid will team up for Giving Machine at Union Station

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Area residents will have an innovative new option for giving this holiday season. Donna Kelce, mother of Chiefs player Travis Kelce, and Tammy Reid, wife of head coach Andy Reid, will unveil ...

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Supporting National Adoption Month

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November is National Adoption Month. Thirty days to spread awareness of the wonderful impact adoption can have in the life of little ones and all the parents surrounding them. With the overturning ...

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Caught in Love

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At 17, Tina was already too old for her years—and too young to be a mom. We met Tina as she was finishing treatment for alcohol addiction in a rehab facility. Even ...

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Missouri Right to Life-Western Region speaking for life

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Missouri Right to Life is a National Right to Life affiliate and our state’s oldest and largest grass-roots pro-life organization. Founded in 1974 as a response to the outcry over the legalization ...

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Parkville Women’s Clinic Provides Support for Unplanned Pregnancies

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Ava* is a young, unmarried woman without a high school degree. Her baby’s father was in basic military training out of the state with graduation in a month.  She was living with ...

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100 waiting families

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Experts estimate that there are around 2 million hopeful adoptive families in the US who are waiting to adopt a baby. However, annually only around 20,000 babies are placed for adoption privately ...

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Actor Kevin Sorbo headlines Vitae Foundation dinner at Arrowhead Stadium Sept. 26

Chiefs games won’t be the only events drawing crowds to Arrowhead Stadium in September. The Vitae Foundation will hold its annual Kansas City pro-life dinner at the stadium’s North Club on Sept. ...

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“It’s a Baby” ad campaign focuses on humanity of unborn children

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Focus on the Family has launched “It’s a Baby,” an advertising campaign to celebrate life on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. Jim Daly, ...

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Caffeine with a cause: Seven Weeks Coffee  gives 10 percent to crisis pregnancy centers

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Caffeine lovers are helping Seven Weeks Coffee donate more than $100,000 to crisis pregnancy centers. “At seven weeks, a baby is the size of a coffee bean and it’s the same time ...

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Pastors step up to encourage adoptions after decline

More pastors are encouraging members to adopt and provide foster care at a time when adoptions have declined in the U.S. A Lifeway Research study found more than 2 in 5 U.S. protestant ...

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Harrisonville pastor sets world record by running a marathon on 153 consecutive days

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A Harrisonville, Mo., pastor recently ran his 153rd consecutive marathon to raise awareness of adoption, foster care and youth mental health. Malachi O’Brien of The Church at Pleasant Ridge in December entered the ...

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Pro-life centers provide better services at lower cost than abortion clinics, study finds

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Pro-life pregnancy centers offer better and less-expensive services than abortion facilities, according to recent study in the journal “Contraception”. In particular, it found that pregnancy centers had shorter appointment wait times than ...

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Parkville is entrusted with the stories of the people they serve

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The work of Parkville Women’s Clinic goes far beyond your standard medical appointment or even our material assistance of diapers, wipes, etc. Each and every day, we encounter women and men who ...

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Unvaccinated teen rejected by U.S. hospital for life-saving surgery

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An adopted Ukrainian teen has been denied life-saving surgery by Duke University Medical Center officials because she is unvaccinated against COVID-19. The controversial decision by the hospital has left the girl and ...

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2023 Area Adoption and Life Ministry Wish List

Increased costs for this year’s Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations on family budgets remain in the news. Donations to nonprofits are especially important as they have adjusted their budget and next year’s budget ...

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Small Steps Open Doors to Adoption: KVC Kansas Facilitates 60 Children’s Adoptions During National Adoption Month

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There are approximately 113,589 children and teens in foster care in the U.S. who need loving, permanent forever families, as reported by the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). That number ...

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What Next?

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The last few years have felt a lot like a pressure cooker, with many ingredients coming together to create the perfect storm. With every new major event, the pressure has been building ...

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Gift of Hope: Supporting National Adoption Month

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New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge hit his 62nd regular season home run on October 4th. He joins an elite group of ballplayers like Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, and Barry Bonds. To whom ...

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MRL-Western Region promotes a culture of life

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Missouri Right to Life is a National Right to Life affiliate and our state’s oldest and largest grass-roots pro-life organization. Founded in 1974 as a response to the outcry over the legalization ...

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