China · Everly · Family

Bear Witness

I had visited her foster home just 4 months before she arrived, loving on poor heart-sick babies.  Clapping, singing and smiling amidst boys with limb differences, tiny newborns with feeding tubes and gaping cleft lip smiles.   These faces became etched on my heart, on my mind and my soul.  I saw these children as… Continue reading Bear Witness

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Adoption · China · Everly · Family

Passionate Pursuit

Last summer a friend, while volunteering in China, sent me a picture of this little thing, feeding tube in her nose, chubby baby flesh squeezed into a bright green swimsuit, half bent over an inflatable turtle swim ring.  The cuteness overflowing from her dark brown eyes and pudgy baby elbows. She was adorable, and was… Continue reading Passionate Pursuit

Adoption · China · Everly

Everly – The Beginning

It was at an outreach conference at our church that we heard the call.  A weekend full of horrific truth about the world’s child trafficking problem.  A reminder that here in America we live so well, so full, so blessed.  The conference was coming to an end and we were all seated, in circles, heads… Continue reading Everly – The Beginning