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The Sea Chest: book review

Hastily, I grabbed The Sea Chest (written by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Mary GrandPre) from the library shelf. Imagine my surprise when a book chosen to excite my two youngsters about this summer’s Michigan Dunes vacation turned out to be a beautiful, miraculous adoption story. In fact, a surprise ending intertwines two adoptions into ...

Like Dandelion Dust

I want to thank JHDJ law firm for inviting me to a screening of Like Dandelion Dust, an adoption-themed independent film. The screening was sponsored by Heartland Film Festival and Fifth Third bank at Landmark Keystone Art Cinema, with refreshments provided by Starbucks and Sweet and Savory (thank you, all). Although Like Dandelion Dust has ...

The True Cost of Adoption: a Biblical perspective

I want to put the many costs of adoption in a Biblical perspective. My belief is adoption is a pure reflection of what God did for us by making a way for us to be part of His family. “His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us ...

The True Cost of Adoption

Many never realize the complexity of the adoption process. It is something I have tried to explain to many families, only to later realize they don’t truly understand until the end of the process, if then. I tell all my families that adoption is hard; I even had “Adoption is not for the faint of ...

Using the Family and Medical Leave Act for Adoption

Did you know that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be used for adoption? Passed in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave due to a serious health condition, to care for a sick family member, or to care for a ...
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