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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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Generations Grateful for Birthright

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When I was 17 and thought I was pregnant, my parents took me to Birthright in Kansas City. I was met there by very supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental volunteers for my pregnancy ...

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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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Parkville Women’s Clinic partnerships help women choose life

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Audrey was involved with the Parkville Women’s Clinic for many years through multiple pregnancies. She found herself pregnant with her 6th child and in an abusive relationship. As she was trying to ...

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Christian Family Services – serving expectant, birth and adoptive parents for over 40 years

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When God planted the seed for this ministry over 40 years ago, the individuals involved just knew they wanted to serve children and families and honor God in the process. These many ...

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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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Continuing to Connect women to hope in a post-Roe America

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On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade, the landmark piece of legislation that made access to abortion a federal right in the United States. Much confusion has ...

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Federal court rules charities can refuse adoption to gay couples

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Christian adoption agencies cannot be forced by the state to place adoptive children with same-sex couples. In a ruling that affects adoption agencies nationwide, a federal judge handed down the decision in ...

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Deanna and the miracle of finding Gus

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After decades of fruitless searching for her biological father, Deanna Doss Shrodes expected that if she ever found him, it would be at a grave marker. When her mother died without revealing ...

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Foster child says he won life’s ‘lottery’ as he graduates high school

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“Show-Me was like winning the lottery,” Tristian Wieboldt says. “Out of the hundreds of kids that apply [to Show-Me Christian Youth Home], only a few are lucky enough to be chosen. Most ...

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Staffing shortage harming ability  of Children’s Division to help foster kids

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Churches and ministries may want to pay extra close attention to children in their communities. Darrell Missey, the new director of the Missouri Children’s Division, says a severe staffing shortage is hurting ...

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Missouri couple helps 30 orphan children escape Ukraine

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A Springfield couple, who adopted a daughter from Ukraine eight years ago, have helped 30 children escape from the war-torn nation. The Farrells purchased a bus for an orphanage that they partner ...

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Pro-life activists optimistic, determined as they gather for March for Life

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A Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe v. Wade by returning to states their original ability to govern abortion, has energized pro-life advocates attending this year’s March for Life on Friday. ...

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Annual ‘Rally and March for Life’ planned for Kansas State Capitol Jan. 25

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Kansans for Life will hold the Annual Rally and March for Life in Topeka on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The event has drawn thousands in the past. The day will feature numerous ...

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Half of all states will protect unborn children if Roe overturned

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More than half of the states would ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. “If Roe were overturned or fundamentally weakened, 21 states have ...

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Local ministries rely on your generosity to serve women, babies and adoptive children

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Dwight and I go out for breakfast to celebrate special occasions such as the first snowfall of the season, election day, and school snow days. Last year while enjoying the snowflakes, a ...

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Coming home: Foster kids return as young adults for the holidays

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December may not yet be here, but the signs are clear: leaves are changing colors, kids are practicing their songs, and housedad Ken Parton has already begun decorating for Christmas. Preparations are ...

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Women, teen trafficking survivors find new life through Freedom 43:19 ministry

“When she came to us, her trafficker did not let her do simple things like brush her teeth,” states Jacqueline Williams describing one of many sex trafficking survivors.  “She had to almost ...

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Baby Lacey born at 21 weeks in July now thriving at home

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Tiny baby Lacey is thriving at home with her parents this fall after she was born so prematurely that even doll clothes did not fit her. The Daily Record reports parents Channae Kirkwood, ...

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“Equality Begins in the Womb” is 2022 March for Life theme

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Many Christians already are making plans to attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in January. Organizers announced that the theme for the 49th march will be “Equality Begins in the ...

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