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Farewell, Dr. Karyn Purvis

My throat caught and my shoulders dropped when I heard the news today: Dr. Karyn Purvis ended her long battle with cancer, losing her body to the disease, but confident in a final victory over death through her faith in Christ. Countless parents and friends share the sorrow of this moment. We not only mourn […]


Vital Resources for Struggling Adoptive and Foster Families

The current edition of Adoption Today magazine carries an article that begins: Adoptive and foster parents often express what most any parent says at least once in their parenting journey:  it’s both the hardest and most meaningful thing I’ve ever done.  There is no more significant or sacred task than nurturing young souls.  Yet many […]


Trust-Based Parenting: New Resource from Karyn Purvis

Helping families survive and thrive through the challenges that come with loving children from hard places stands as a central need in any adoption and foster care ministry.  A new DVD resource, Trust Based Parenting, by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleague Dr. David Cross, should prove invaluable to both church ministries and individual families […]