Conceiving in the Heart: Stories of Love and Adoption

Overview

Nobody ever Said Creating a family was easy. For many adoptive and adoptive and foster families, the journey begins with the pain of infertility and learning to cope with the unexpected. Whether you conceive your children the old-fashioned way or open your heart and home for the miracle of adoption, building a family takes faith, hard work, and a lot of love, but the joys of being together make it all worth it.

In Conceiving in the Heart you will meet families of all shapes and ...

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Overview

Nobody ever Said Creating a family was easy. For many adoptive and adoptive and foster families, the journey begins with the pain of infertility and learning to cope with the unexpected. Whether you conceive your children the old-fashioned way or open your heart and home for the miracle of adoption, building a family takes faith, hard work, and a lot of love, but the joys of being together make it all worth it.

In Conceiving in the Heart you will meet families of all shapes and sizes. Their stories are different, but the feelings that bind them to each other are universal. Join them in their miraculous journeys to becoming forever families and be inspired by these accounts of ordinary people with an extraordinary ability to love.

Deana Coreen Kastello shares her own experience of adopting, as well as many others' in this heartwarming and sincere tribute to adoption and foster care. This beautiful collection of scriptures, poems, and true stories reminds us all that there is more than one way to create a family.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599552620
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Deana Coreen Kastello and her husband, Andrew, are the parents of 6 children and have been licensed foster parents for nearly 12 years. Deana is especially astonished and heartbroken by the growing number of children who have no one to tuck them in at night. She hopes this book will draw awareness to the great need for adoptive and foster parents.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Our Journey 1

Benjamin 4

Ben's Story 7

Daniel 11

Elahanna 13

Noah Michael 17

Halle Joan 19

Saraya 23

Conceiving in the Heart 25

The Life of Gabrielle 27

Dear Birth Parent 31

From My Arms to Yours 37

The Phone Finally Rang! 41

Rainbows 45

My Sweet M&M 53

Love Is Love! 56

Our Road to Adoption 58

My Tracey 70

Beautiful Angels 73

Sasha 77

His Sweet Little Face 81

MY Michael 83

Abounding Joy 88

$200 in Pregnancy Tests! 91

By the Grace of God 98

Thank You, Mom 100

A Potluck Brought Us Five Little Ducks 101

Our Infertility/Adoption Experiences 106

Still Honeymooning! 109

Mallory 113

Busy, Noisy, and Very Happy 117

A Mother's Perspective 121

What God Has Joined Together 126

Heaven Sent Four 136

A Sister's Prayer 141

A Reason to Celebrate 144

My Destinee 150

Adoption-It's All About Love 153

From Russia to China 156

Henry and Jack and a Mommy Makes Three 164

Nicole 170

When All the No's Finally Become Yes! 172

Bringing Our Children Home 178

I Had Dreamed of Being a Mother 186

You're Never Too Old to Make a Difference! 189

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