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An Open Letter to 5 Types of Mothers

by Lindsey Redfern | May 8, 2019 | Makes You Think

When most people think of Mother’s Day, they think of cards and flowers and declarations of gratitude. But,...

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5 Things About Adoption Every Latter-day Saint Should Understand

by Briana Stewart | April 30, 2019 | Mormon Life

For Tarrin Philpott, years of diagnosed “unexplained infertility” led her and her husband, Tyrell, to adopt...

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Instant Family of 8: How God Answered the Prayers of a Foster Child and Childless Couple

by Ashli Kristine Hansen | Mormon Life

All Brittany wanted was someone to fight for her and her five siblings.  All childless couple Alo and ...

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The "Mind-Blowing" Discovery That Reunited Former BYU, NFL Lineman Ed Kehl with His Birth Family 35 Years Later

by Church News | Makes You Think

Last Christmas, Ed Kehl's wife bought him a DNA kit, but he didn't even bother with it. The former BYU and ...

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LDS Couple Who Adopted 6 Foster Siblings Featured on "TODAY" + How Faith Helped Them Through Infertility

by LDS Living Staff | Mormon Life

After Alo Moli shared the story of how he and his wife, Ashley, overcame the heartbreak of infertility by a...

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How the Death of His Son Helped an LDS Dad Find His Long-Lost Family in Vietnam

by Jannalee Sandau | Makes You Think

What would you do if your family situation was abusive? As an 11-year-old living in Vietnam, Don Skanchy ma...

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Watch: LDS Mom's Heartbreaking Explanation of Why She Placed Her Baby for Adoption Goes Viral

by LDS Living Staff | Videos Mormon Life

Thanks to KSL for making us aware of this story. In 2017, Hannah Mongie made the decision to place her son,...

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"Forever Family": Video of Utah Girl Getting Adoption News Gets National Attention

by KSL | Makes You Think Mormon Life

“I said, ‘You get your forever family, honey,’ and then you see her jump into my arms,” Jackie Alexander, a...

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How Adoption Is at the Center of the Gospel

by Greg Trimble | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Editor's note: Though we realize not everyone's experience with or opinions of adoption are the same as tho...

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LDS Woman Shares Her Honest, Heartbreaking Story of Teen Pregnancy and How She Placed 2 Children Up for Adoption

by Melinda Payne | Makes You Think Mormon Life

It might seem crazy that within 30 seconds of meeting someone, you can know that these people were meant to...