Just Because Gifts … Let’s Take the Time to Be Thankful

Do you have someone in your life who has been a shining light? Someone who has given of themselves and really made a difference? Whenever I consider who has been this for me, I think of my friend Christie Erwin. Christie is the founder and director of Project Zero. Project Zero’s mission is this: 1+1=0. One waiting child plus one welcoming family equals zero kids in foster care waiting for forever homes. Christie works hand-in-hand with Arkansas Division of Children {Read More}

Ask Tricia | Adoption

I get asked questions all the time. As a wife of twenty-six years, a mom of ten—seven having been adopted, a homeschooler and a writer of over 60 books people want to know how my life works. Here is one of those questions and my short answer. More to come in the coming weeks! My husband and I are considering adopting, we’d like to know which type of adoption have you liked the most? —Elaine Congratulations! Adoption is an amazing {Read More}

5 {Life-Transforming} Stories to Share with Your Kids

In the last year my husband, John, and I have adopted four girls, ages 11–16, from foster care. When they first started doing weekend visits we learned a lot about them—their likes and dislikes, their hopes and their fears. How? Often something in our home would trigger a memory, and they would launch into a story. We learned about how they ended up in foster care, their first days of school, and the events that molded their personalities. In addition {Read More}

How to Help Foster and Adoptive Parents

One of the most overwhelming times in my life is when we welcomed new kids into our home by adopting through foster care. Having them in our home was new for us, and it’s new for them. There were all types of fears and both positive and negative behaviors. I was weary, but my load was lightened greatly when neighbors, friends and our church family pitched in to help. We received some meals, a few gifts, and some gift cards. Even recently {Read More}

Introducing the New Goyer Girls!

We are so blessed to officially have four more kids in our family. Making John and I the parents of 10 kids. Yes, 10 kids! You can read more about their adoption here. And now what everyone has been waiting for … photos! We also get a BONUS daughter, son-in-law and grandbaby! Our girls have an older sister. She is married to Regi and they have a sweet new baby girl.   We love these girls so much, and we {Read More}

Adoption in Fiction . . . and in Life

Do you ever look back and can see how God is working and are amazed? Have you ever had a moment when you have an “ah-ha” moment and the only thing you can do is praise God? That happened to me today. That happened to me when I was writing this post. I sat down to write about a few of the books that include adoption. I was going to share first about my novel Love Finds You in Lonesome {Read More}

What It’s Really Like Adopting Teens from Foster Care …

As I write this, we’ve had our new girls in our home for twenty days. Twenty glorious, noisy, dramatic, wonderful days. As parents for 26 years, John and I are used to noise, to mess, and to drama, but adopting teens from foster care takes this to a whole new level … in a good way. Currently, John is out of town for work and last night we Skyped with him. In addition to our new teens ages 15, 12, and 12, we {Read More}

My Forever Home | A Reminder from Orphans

I know my writing work is important because I get emails, tweets, and Facebook notes from online readers. But God reminds me often that my ministry isn’t just online … it’s offline, too. There are seasons when the most important heart I can touch is within arm’s reach. My ministry isn’t just online…it’s offline & in arm’s reach @TriciaGoyer #adoption Click To Tweet I open my arms and the small girl steps forward and enters my embrace. I expect her {Read More}

Live Your Life’s Dream… Inspired by God

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV) As a speaker, one of my favorite things to do is encourage the audience to “dream big.” Too many times we put God in a box. Dream big. Don’t put God in a box. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet We’re afraid to step out of our comfort zones. We forget that God created the universe, so {Read More}

Homeschooling Mom, Do You Need Outside Help?

As a wife, a mom, a sinner-saved-by-grace, and a servant of God, I have peace knowing God has a plan for my life. That He’s always had a plan. And that He’s here to guide me to His path for me. This is one of my favorite verses: All the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. Psalm 139:16 I look to this verse because {Read More}

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