From ashes to beauty: My story of infertility and adoption

Adoption was never on my radar growing up. Sure, I thought it was a wonderful thing—for someone else. I just never envisioned myself entering that…


Why learning, forgiveness, and grace are so important in our adoption story

“I wanna take my baby and run.”  This was my thinking when I entered the world of adoption a little more than thirteen years ago. There was so much I…


Adoption and foster care isn’t a have to—it’s a get to

My adopted son popped his sopping wet hand out through the shower curtain, straining as if trying to grasp something.  “Isaac, what do you need?”…


Surrendering to God’s call

When God prompted us to adopt Joy three years ago, it came out of the blue—days before our twenty year wedding anniversary. For seven years, I’d…


Today we say the long goodbye. . . again

Have you ever lost a child?  The pain, the grief, the disbelief of losing a child is something most of us have no desire to imagine. Even the thought…


The gift of foster care to the church: Five ways to shift your perspective

As we begin a new year with fresh intentions and focus, I’m reminded that perspective is everything. The way you look at the opportunities and…


Say yes

Last fall, Rebekah Lyons released the bestseller, Rhythms of Renewal, where she outlined four simple rhythms – Rest, Restore, Connect, Create – that…


Our ordinary family’s extraordinary foster care journey

This article was original published on November 7, 2016. It’s hard to believe we are approaching eight months of being involved in foster care. It…


The single-word solution to the epidemic of fatherlessness

My name is Harmony Klingenmeyer, and I am wife to Scott and the adoptive mom of three amazing boys.  In the last five years, my husband, Scott, and I…