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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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Christian Family Services – Compassionate, Friendly, Safe

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For 40 years Christian Family Services has been a resource to those struggling with unplanned pregnancies and those who want to build their family by adoption. For 40 years we have seen ...

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Founder of 40 Days of Life to headline Parkville Women’s Clinic banquet

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Shawn Carney, founder of the 40 Days of Life movement, recently tweeted, “The abortion industry fears science, reason, and love. We can change endless hearts when we share all three unapologetically.” Carney, ...

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Adoption, Fostering and Life Directory

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Metro Voice annually works with regional adoption and foster care organizations, women’s clinics, policy groups and other pro-life entities. For information on any of the fine organizations below,  just click and check ...

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New law to regulate youth residential facilities comes with own problems

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Missouri is tightening the regulation of licensed and unlicensed youth residential facilities. Unlicensed organizations must notify the state of their existence by mid-October. Background checks for facility staff, volunteers and others required ...

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Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek’s groundbreaking first female captain, chose life

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This year marked the 20th anniversary of the airing of Star Trek: Voyager’s final episode, ending the run of a beloved Star Trek re-imagining.  It featured the franchise’s first female leader, Captain ...

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Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of Catholic foster care agency

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Religious rights advocates are continuing to praise a rare unanimous U.S. Supreme Court which ruled on behalf of a Catholic foster care agency. Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia said its religious views ...

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‘Every child deserves a family’: Missouri Gov. Parson signs adoption, foster care bills

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Sweeping new adoption and foster bills will help kids find forever homes after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed them into law. HB 429 will allow Missourians who serve as foster ...

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Largest Protestant adoption agency opens services to include LGBTQ parents

The nation’s largest Protestant adoption agency is facing criticism for recently opening adoptions to LGBTQ parents. The ministry has been adopting to LGBTQ families in Michigan since May 2019, after the state ...

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Super Bowl commercial with pro-life message features Christian Paralympic swimmer

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A Toyota commercial with a strong pro-life message resonated with viewers during Sunday’s Super Bowl. The commercial featured the story of Paralympian swimmer Jessica Long, who was born in Russia with a ...

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‘Bear witness to the truth,’ crowd told at Kansas City pro-life prayer vigil

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A prayer vigil in downtown Kansas City took on extra meaning Friday afternoon as President Joe Biden rolled back pro-life policies of the last four years. Over 75 people from both sides ...

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Missouri legislation supports adoption and foster care

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Republicans in the Missouri House of Representatives are working on two bills to provide financial assistance for adoption and foster care. The effort is winning praise from Democrats and provides a rare ...

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Opioid epidemic affecting foster care and adoption agencies

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An opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation and it is having a profound effect on foster kids. The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that death rates are rising among young ...

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KVC Kansas celebrates 100+ children’s adoptions in 2020

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During National Adoption Month in November, KVC Kansas helped facilitate 20+ children’s adoptions throughout the state. On November 21, National Adoption Day, which is the Saturday before Thanksgiving, courthouses across the country ...

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Orders still being taken for Choose Life plates

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Kansans can still pre-order the new “Choose LIFE” Kansas license plates, though the printing of the plates must wait for a sufficient number of orders to be received. The campaign currently has ...

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Mission Liberate to host human trafficking survivors at meet and greet Jan. 8

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A new local organization seeking to have an impact on ending human trafficking will launch a grassroots campaign tonight. Mission Liberate, founded in 2019 by several students at the University of Kansas, ...

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Missouri Right to Life-Western Region working towards a ‘new day’

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According to the song “It’s a new dawn,” Michael Bublé is feeling good. He croons, “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me.” I’m very happy ...

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Pro-life Operation Rescue recognizes President Trump as its person of the year

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Although “Time” magazine selected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as its persons of the year, Operation Rescue honored President Trump with its 2020 Person of the Year Malachi Award. The organization gives ...

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Christmas ‘wish list’ for area adoption, foster and pro-life ministries

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Each year Metro Voice highlights area ministries and their Christmas “Wish List.” It’s an opportunity for the community to give back to specific needs or causes that these organizations need assistance with. ...

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Birthright volunteer finds heros in those she serves

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When I start my shift at Birthright, I never know who I will talk to.  It’s an unknown in a lot of ways.  Will I be talking with a mother looking for ...

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Ministries overcome COVID to serve adoption, foster kids and women

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As COVID spread this year, adoption, foster care and pro-life counseling ministries met the crisis with faith and changes to their day-to-day operations. “The pandemic has definitely made a challenging work even ...

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Advice & Aid: Helping moms create order where chaos exists

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I began working at Advice & Aid a little over a year ago. After retiring from teaching, I was looking for a part-time job that provided a sense of purpose. Because of ...

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