Glenn Koster wets his feet in the Pacific Ocean.
By Carl Stagner
Glenn Koster left South Miami on foot, in February 2018. He intended to reach Seattle by October of last year, but the hazards around the next curve weren’t always visible along the 4,310-mile adventure on which he’d embarked. Ultimately appearing in 51 newspapers, on NPR and K-LOVE, with 44 churches, and for 3 foster-care-related groups, Glenn Koster finally completed his walk across America for adoption and foster care awareness late this summer. As Glenn dipped his feet in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, it was clear that even those frustrating delays would serve a providential purpose. Continue reading
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Laura Tonks (right) with brothers at time of adoption.
By Megan DeBruyn
Growing up in a large family in Flushing, Michigan, American life was all that Laura Tonks ever knew. That is, until a chance encounter with her Korean birth mom forty-three years after she was given up for adoption changed everything. Continue reading
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Tagged adopted, Adoption, ancestry, answers, Clarkston, Clarkston Community Church, faces of the movement, Laura Tonks, MI, Michigan, mother, parents, quest, search, South Korea, testimony