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A Call to Love

Preparing Your Heart and Soul for Adoption

Read a series of four excerpts from my book on the Focus on the Family website.

And hear my interview about adoption (“Prepare Your Heart”) on the Janet Parshall show.

Now available for purchase on Amazon.A Call to Love

“Julie has beautifully captured the spiritual and emotional ups and downs of the adoption journey. I encourage all prospective adoptive parents and those in the midst of their journey parenting kids from hard places to read this book. You’ll be encouraged and refreshed as you press on in your calling.Kelly Rosati, former Vice President of Community Outreach, Focus on the Family, and adoptive mom

If you’re considering adoption or have just adopted, you’ve no doubt discovered that it’s a spiritual and emotional journey as much as it’s a physical and legal one. A Call to Love will provide guidance in these areas by sharing typical struggles you may face and stories from other parents about God’s provision, love, comfort, and direction.

The stories are real and raw, but so too are the insights and encouragement they convey.

Fears, questions, delays, unmet expectations—these and more can test your commitment and require you to draw on spiritual and emotional reserves in surprising ways. A Call to Love will prepare you to make the journey and thrive as an adoptive family.

This book also offers devotional exercises and encourages you to record your own spiritual journey as you consider adoption, move through the process, and adjust to your new child.

Praise for A Call to Love

“This book is the kind of guide I wish I’d had when we started grappling with [all the] questions. . . . I trust I wouldn’t have decided differently.  But it all would have been with a much fuller sense of what I was embracing . . . and how to do so wisely and well.”  From the foreword by Jedd Medefind, President, Christian Alliance for Orphan

“Julie’s book is a great guide for future adoptive parents as well as a guide for parents who are questioning their motivations for adopting.” Bill Blacquiere, President and CEO, Bethany Christian Services

“I loved A Call to Love. It’s the book I always planned to write one day! It’s biblical, educational, practical, and comprehensive.” Chuck Johnson, President and CEO, National Council For Adoption

In the meantime, are you looking for a word of encouragement? Then I’m so glad you’ve stopped by!

Please check out my blog, where you can laugh at the foibles of a very ordinary woman (me), who is trying to learn from Jesus. My goal is to offer you a smile and some hope as I learn to “laugh at the days to come” and trust Jesus no matter the circumstances. From time to time, I’ll also share stories about amazing things God has done in other people’s lives. I hope you’ll join me!

She can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25