Infertility/Foster Care/Adoption

Facing Infertility

Life Stage: Facing Infertility

Recommended Book:

  • Empty Womb, Aching Heart (by Marlo Schalesky) offers hope and help for those struggling with infertility and encouragement for couples grieving a miscarriage.

Exploring Adoption

Life Stage: Exploring Adoption

Recommended Book:

  •  Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families (by Natalie Nichols Gilllespie) provides a comprehensive Christian guide for adoptive families. It is an outstanding resource for families considering adoption. 

  • Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family: Real-Life Solutions to Common Challenges (by David and Renee Sanford) will equip readers to be successful adoptive parents.  It is the one parenting resource that provides comprehensive, topical, Bible-based solutions for the inevitable challenges after adoption.

  • The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family  (by Karyn B. Purvis) has helped countless adoptive and foster parents better connect with their children as they seek to love and care for them in a way that honors God.

Recommended Website: 

  • is a service of Shaohannah’s Hope, the organization founded by Christian musician Steven Curtis Chapman.  It provides background information, responses to myths about adoption and practical steps for pursuing adoption.

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