Episode 53: Following Your Call When It’s Hard in Adoption and Beyond with Karen Springs
The Renew You Podcast
“As we advocate verbally [for the vulnerable] before men, that we are in prayer before God because there is such a fight in the spiritual realm.” - Karen Springs In today’s episode, Karen Springs, author of “Adoption Through the Rearview Mirror” talks about what happens when we follow God in a call for our lives but things don’t go as easily as planned. In the interview, Karen discusses everything she learned by working with orphans and adopting families for over 14 years in Ukraine and she talks about her interviews with those families; the successes and the challenges that come from adopting in her new book.Karen Springs lived in Kyiv, Ukraine, for over fourteen years advocating for orphaned and at-risk children and working with hundreds of adoptive families. Karen has managed humanitarian and child advocacy projects throughout Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East with Orphan’s Promise. Today, Karen continues as an advocate for children in families around the world and is passionate about seeing nations collaborate in solving their orphan and vulnerable children crisis through the World Without Orphans global movement.. . . . . . .‘RENEW YOU’ Show Notes:A huge THANK YOU to Karen for joining us on the podcast this week!You can find Karen online:On her website: www.karensprings.comOn Facebook: @karen.springs1On Instagram: @karenmspringsYou can also buy a copy of Karen’s book, “Adoption Through the Rearview Mirror” on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999901400/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EhhhFbAD1Y38VSCRIPTURE MENTIONED:“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” - Psalm 82:3 “You make known to me the path of life, in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” - Psalm 16:11“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” - Ephesians 6:18‘RENEW YOU PODCAST’ SOCIAL MEDIA:For all things Renew You, check out our website and social media pages:Renew You Website: www.renewyoupodcast.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/renewyoupodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/renewyoupodcast/A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS/SUPPORTERS:Jack & Monroe Boutique - Trendy women’s clothing: http://www.jackandmonroe.com/Kingwood Moms - Giving Moms the gift of time: https://kingwoodmoms.comMonica Humphrey - Your friend, your neighbor, your realtor: www.monicahumphrey.comWellness Friends - Peace, Love, Oils: https://www.wellnessfriends.net/Special thanks to all of our PATREON SPONSORS! We greatly appreciate your support of Renew You.SUPPORT THIS PODCAST:To help support ‘Renew You’ including website and marketing expenses, interview costs and staff on a monthly level for as little as $1 a month, please check out our Patreon site at: https://www.patreon.com/renewyoupodcast.QUINN’S BLOG -- SANCTIFICATION AND SPITUP:Sanctification and Spitup Website: www.sanctificationandspitup.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SanctificationAndSpitup/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sanctificationandspitup/This Podcast would not be possible without the help of our dedicated and talented team/crew. Thank you all!If you have any questions about what you heard on today’s episode, please email us!
Karen Springs – Episode 149 – Adoption Through the Rear View Mirror
The ThinkOrphan Podcast
In Episode 149, Dr. Rick and Phil have a conversation with Karen Springs, Author of Adoption Through the Rear View Mirror: Learning from Stories of Heartache and Hope and Communications Director for World Without Orphans.
Episode #225 - Adoption Through the Rearview Mirror with Karen Springs
Orphans No More - Podcast
Karen Springs spent more than fourteen years living in Kyiv, Ukraine, advocating for orphaned and at-risk children. She hosted hundreds of families as they traveled to Ukraine to adopt. Through years of ministry and connecting with adoptive families, Karen had a front seat view of adoption at the beginning of a family’s journey. Down the road, as she began hearing from parents, months and even years after their adoptions, she discovered that adoption isn’t always a happily-ever-after adventure. In an effort to gain a more thoughtful and educated approach to adoption advocacy, Karen embarked on a 14,200-mile road trip across the United States. She visited 63 families whom she had hosted in Ukraine to get their perspective on adoption—after their children came home. She asked questions and parents transparently shared their stories. The result is Karen’s book, Adoption Through the Rearview Mirror—Learning from Stories of Heartache and Hope. Links to resources discussed in this episode: KarenSprings.com Let us know you enjoyed the show—leave a comment, tell a friend, and share it on your social media.