026 // A Thousand Times Yes (Adoption) – Glenna Marshall (+ words from Katie Carper)

In this episode, Emily Allen talks with Glenna Marshall about her journey through two adoptions, and the blessings and challenges she encountered. Emily also reads an excerpt of an essay about the bittersweet aspects of adoption by writer and adoptive mama Katie Carper. This episode shared in honor of World Adoption Day (Nov. 9th).

About Glenna Marshall:

Glenna Marshall is a writer, speaker, and singer-songwriter who loves to encourage women to know the Lord more deeply by seeking Him in His Word. She lives in Southeast Missouri with her pastor-husband and two young sons where she is busy writing her first book (P&R Publishing).

Catch up with Glenna in any of the following places: Website, Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

Glenna’s essays mentioned on this episode:

I am a Real Mom
A Thousand Times Yes


About Katie Carper:

Katie Carper is a recovering people-pleaser with a strong sense of justice and a deep desire to include the excluded. She’s grateful for coffee, laughter, and this adventurous life with her husband and 4 kiddos. You can find her at katiecarper.com where she blogs about community, faith, adoption, and special needs with hope, humor, and a good dose of snark. She also shares snippets of her life on Instagram. 

Katie’s essay excerpted on this episode:
Bittersweet: The Process of Adopting My Son

Other important links:

World Adoption Day
Adopt Together

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