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Where Do I Begin?

by: Justin Heimer Adoption Arkansas,  (479) 599-8677, 1 E. Center Street, Suite 331, Fayetteville, AR, www.myadoptionarkansas.com That is the question I get several times each week.  People call and say they want to adopt a child, but don’t know…

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Why Grace Haven

“Feeling like we are alone and that no one in our immediate circle understands everything we emotionally and physically have felt.” “Isolation. The fear that no one gets it.” “Ignorance and lack of understanding regarding the challenges we face.”…

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God’s Timing and Not Ours

by Randy and Lindsay Hillyard We knew from the beginning of our marriage that children were something we both wanted, and almost immediately we started trying to conceive.  After a couple of years with no luck getting pregnant, we…

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Adoption Is Love

by: Andrea Ferguson  I never thought I’d be a single mommy, by choice, to two beautiful babies who came to me via the miracle of adoption. All my life, I’ve had a strong desire to one day become a…

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Sewing and Storytelling

By Eileen Jennings / Professional Photos by: Bethany Blair Photography  As you pull those extra chairs out of the closet for the holiday dinner, or dig through the storage in the garage for the turkey roasting pan, you see…

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The Beckom’s Adoption Story

by Sarah Beckcom I wanted a sister for as long as I could remember when I was young.  I remember asking my mom (really, begging her) for one, to which she replied, “I’m not getting remarried, so there is…

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Saying YES to a Teen!

by: Kelly Krout On New Year’s Day of 2016, we opened our home to foster care for the second time. We had closed back in 2012 after adopting our fourth boy, as that same day we came home to…

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FriendsGiving

by: Heather Foitek There are so many great things about living in Northwest Arkansas right now, but one of my favorites is the sheer number of people that relocate into NWA, making the community so diverse and eclectic.  There…

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Our Unconventional Infertility Story

by: Kimberly Smith After the birth of my oldest daughter at age 23, I decided to have my tubes tied. I always wanted a big family, but, at 23, I had two small children, no savings, and was just…

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Life with Twins

Story by: Tara Hooper/ Photo by: Maranda Wynne Photography – Northwest Arkansas My husband and I met back in high school, and were together three years before finding out we were expecting our first little blessing, Kolton. He was the…