Bible Verse - Matthew 18:5

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Children in foster care are often eligible for adoption because all efforts to reunite the child into a safe and secure relative home was not successful and adoption was of their best interest. [Learn More…]

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Whether your child was in your tummy or in another mummy's tummy... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Whether you've counted down the days to finalize an adoption, you're counting down the days for a placement, or you're savoring each day until reunification... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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YOU have made an immense impact on someone else's life and you deserve to be honored for the hard work, the heart ache, and hundreds of ways you sacrifice daily. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happy Mother's day from all of us at ICA.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Dinner time: So simple yet so sacred. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Connection is made when families share a meal together. In order to establish trust and create connection, we MUST set aside time. Something of lesser importance is removed and replaced with something more valuable. Sharing a meal has (for centuries) been a uniquely fundamental this goal. At the dinner table, we listen, laugh, recall stories, teach, learn and connect with one another. In the chaos of the day, with schedules, errands, phone calls, emails, and the many other distractions of life, it is imperative to break the routine so as to create moments ripe with opportunities to connect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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During this time, where life has slowed down, families are home, and dinner is homemade, let's hang up a “do not disturb” sign while we sit around the table with our kids. Not only sharing a meal, but sharing the day's events, stresses, successes and all that is in between. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Let's make dinner time sacred again.
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During this crisis, we have the opportunity to take inventory of our lives, to change, to re-prioritize, or to surrender the things that we find are not producing love, grace, and joy in our homes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What changes do you plan to make when returning to "normal" life?
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It is the perfect time to start the process of becoming an approved resource parents, because now more than ever, there is a need for families. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you are interested in attending an info meeting via video conference, call our office to be placed on a list for the next upcoming meeting.
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But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. So they went in, but they didn't find the body of the Lord Jesus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The body of Christ cannot be contained by walls.
May our focus this Easter not be on empty buildings, but rather, THE empty tomb of Jesus!
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We are excited to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior tomorrow, separate in body, together in spirit.
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#EasterSunday #resurectionsunday #churchathome #homechurch #onlinechurch #churchfamily #wearethechurch #familyiseverything #anything4achild #JesusIsAlive #emptytomb
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Last Sunday we celebrated Palm Sunday: Multitudes awaited the arrival of Jesus, the Christ. The ground was adorned with palm branches & the streets echoed with singing: Hosanna! Matt 21⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Monday: God’s house, intended for worship & prayer, was being utilized by men for selfish gain. When Jesus entered the temple, he put an end to the robbery with a passionate act & reestablished its purity. Luke 19⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tuesday: Jesus returns to the temple to teach the people many things with parables & give the people the new commandment. "I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father." John 14:12⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Wednesday: Mary, because of her great gratitude, did not hesitate to pour out her most precious possession on Jesus. A perfume worth a year’s wages was a reasonable gift for the one who had given her everything. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thursday: At the Last Supper, Jesus equated the broken bread to His body, broken for them in death. A cup of wine now illustrated the power of a blood covenant: His blood shed for them. He told His disciples that the next time He would drink from the vine would be with them in His Father’s Kingdom. Right there, in that moment, Jesus gently reminded them that the grave is not the end, but a means to the future. Matt.26⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Good Friday: A day filled with unjust trials, horrific floggings, & a shameful parade. in which Jesus was made to carry His own cross. In addition to betrayal and physical abuse, Jesus was mocked and ridiculed publicly. After they gambled for His clothing, Roman soldiers nailed Him to a cross and raised Him up between two criminals. Luke 23⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Saturday: ...it seemed that the story of Jesus had come to an end. But stillness must not be confused with ending!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sunday: Jesus was quite possibly in the midst His greatest work. He would defeat death for all time. With His resurrection, Jesus proved that no darkness is permanent, no death is victorious.
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This is a unique and special time to be with our children.
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We need to ask for God’s help, that our time with our children will ebecome a blessing rather than a burden. Let’s remember too that our children are watching us and listening to how we respond to being at home with them. Let us teach them, by our example, how to trust God in the midst of uncertainty and worship Him through this crisis.

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FACT: We've all been doing significantly more online shopping these days! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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QUESTION: Did you know you can support ICA as you order your essentials through Amazon Smile? It’s easy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Simply search and select International Christian Adoptions on Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to our agency. Your support can continue to reach out while you stay in.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY, The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/Intercountry-Adoption/about-adoption-service-providers/hague-complaint-registry.html