Adopted Parent Stories

The More the Merrier

This fall the StandUpGirl.com Foundation welcomed a new member to our board of directors. We want to take this opportunity to introduce our newest team member, Alan O’Kain, and his wonderful and unique family. This family is a living example of the beauty of...

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The More the Merrier

God Wouldn’t Let Me Sleep

On October 24, 2015 in the middle of the night, I was wide awake and literally compelled to go into our empty nursery and pray. That night, I sat in our third bedroom and prayed over our adoption. I prayed for our child and the birth family, and the story that God...

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God Wouldn’t Let Me Sleep

Olympic champion turned the spotlight on someone else!

Hours after Simone Biles received a “disappointing” bronze medal on the balance beam, the gymnast sat down for an exclusive interview with TODAY. But with all cameras on her, the Olympic champion turned the spotlight on someone else. Once again, Simone Biles...

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What Does The Bible Have To Say About Orphan Care?

The Bible is full of calls to action. Throughout scripture, God invites his people to pray, serve, and obey. Oftentimes, these actions are focused on meeting the needs of those who find themselves marginalized, as Jesus’ life exemplified. Today, he continues to...

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What Does The Bible Have To Say About Orphan Care?

My Faith Pulled Me Through

It took years. It almost broke her heart. Here, for the first time, Mariska Hargitay shares the tender story of how she adopted her two precious new kids Mariska Hargitay is among America's favorite (not to mention highest-paid) TV actresses for one very good...

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My Faith Pulled Me Through

I Couldn’t Get Her Off My Heart

The White family of Louisville, Kentucky knew what hardship was. The recession had hit the family hard and they had been forced to downsize from their large family home to a small rental. However, one of their four children, ten year old Ryan Elizabeth heard about...

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Ring The Bells For The Miracle of Adoption

Eight families and twelve children finalized their adoptions on live television as part of the Today Show's “Choosing Adoption” series. The honorable Judge Martha Walsh was on hand to stress the urgent need of over 100,000 children in our foster care system waiting...

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Today Show Doctor Shares Her Story of Adoption

“I've had a wonderful life. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank you for everything you've given me.”(Kate Snyderman to birthmother Cheryl) Airing this November as we celebrate Adoption Awareness Month was a heartwarming story from NBC's own Chief...

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Adoption Over Abortion

If My Little Voice Could SpeakBy: Shelbea Riddle -An Adopted High School Senior 10 little fingers10 little toesI am so cute.But nobody knows. Only God,Who fearfully and wonderfully made me.He knows.He knows I am perfect. If I could have justOne breath,One chance to...

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Miracle Adoption

The Christmas gift arrived unexpectedly in the heat of summer when a woman in rural Washington County picked up the phone and was confronted with a choice that she knew would ultimately alter the course of a life.What if she hadn't been home? Or had declined,...

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Miracle Adoption