It appears to be a storybook ending for 72 adopted children after the Democratic Republic of the Congo finally granted them permission to live with their adoptive families in Europe and North America after the children were forced to wait two years for clearance to leave the country.
After the Congolese government suspended the issuance of exit permits to internationally adopted children in September 2013, effectively freezing international adoptions in the country, approximately 1,000 adoptive families became trapped within Congo's adoption system and have been anxiously waiting to finally take their adopted children home to live as happy families.
Last Monday, the Congolese government announced that it approved 72 adopted children for exit letters. The announcement marks the first action the government has taken since September 2013 to help alleviate the stress for some of these adoptive families. more >>
There once was a little boy who thought he would never have a younger sibling. Then one day, his dream of becoming a big brother became a reality.
Jake's mother delivers the good news that he will become a big brother.
Like any tough guy, Jake, 6, begins to break down and cry, his tears a visible indicator of great joy. more >>
As America continues to grow more hostile toward public prayer and conservative religious viewpoints, younger generations of courageous Christians will be faced with the challenge of defying the norm of secular culture to defend prayer and biblical truth.
In his book No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins highlights 11 instances when young men and women risked everything to defend biblical truth and their religious beliefs from intense societal, political, cultural and spiritual opposition.
Perkins hopes readers, especially younger Christians, will be inspired to live out their faith with the same courage displayed in the real-life stories exhibited in his book, No Fear, which was praised by leading evangelist Franklin Graham, who believes the book will "help raise up a new generation of world changers." more >>
Khloe Kardashian recently revealed her reasons for remaining married to her estranged husband, Lamar Odom, and she said intimacy is not one of them.
On Nov. 9, the 31-year-old reality star sat down with NBC News during a book signing event at the Grove in L.A. Khloe Kardashian, who is dating NBA star James Harden, explained why she is still married to embattled former basketball player Lamar Odom, according to Us Weekly.
"I'm still married for a multitude reasons," Us quotes Kardashian's statement to NBC News on Monday. "But intimacy is not one of them." more >>
It's never too early to learn important life lessons, like changing a tire. After all, changing a tire is so easy even a kindergartner can do it.
A kindergartner? Yes, you read that right. Phoenix, identified by his father as a "kindergarten mechanic," knows how to change a tire.
In a video posted to YouTube earlier this week, young Phoenix goes through the steps of replacing a car tire, and other matters. more >>
Kim Kardashian West appears to have it all: beauty, fame, fortune, influence. But Sarah Jakes Roberts feels sorry for the reality TV star.
Both the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star and Jakes Roberts, author, motivational speaker and daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, are preparing to give birth in the coming months. Although each woman has spoken publicly about the struggles that come along with pregnancy, Jakes Roberts, 27, is sympathizing with Kardashian West.
"I've been in at least 20 cities this year alone speaking to thousands of women across the country. Once I land, I jump right into the trenches of marriage, motherhood, ministry, and whatever else life manages to throw my way, all while watching my ever-expanding midsection struggle to squeeze into clothes that were once too big and attempting to control the hormonal changes of pregnancy," Jakes Roberts wrote in a Huffington Post essay last week. "Incidentally, this has made me think six words I never thought would come to mind: I feel sorry for Kim Kardashian." more >>