Ministry Spotlight


YWAM Adoption Ministries has an amazing work in the Puyallup area serving adoptive birthmoms, caring for newborns, and helping adopting families. A few weeks ago our church hosted a Birthmother Spa Day for adoptive birthmoms. Here is an excerpt from their most recent newsletter.

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Traditionally we create an event this time of the year for our courageous birthmothers where they can be honored, and this year’s Birthmother Spa Day was a huge success.

Adoption Ministry birthmothers were welcomed into an English country garden setting that was simply beautiful. Baked goods, fruit, and coffee were served and each woman was introduced to a personal hostess that would be her special companion for the day. It was fun to hear the conversation and giggles as the birthmothers received facials, waxing, manicures, haircuts, and make up application.

There was a table set up where they created beautiful cards and then were ushered into a lovely lunch. After lunch there was a slide show to music highlighting all of their birth children. They were then presented with framed photos that were lovingly sent by their adoptive family. Two wonderful volunteers, Laurie Akehurst and Paige Wells, shared their personal stories of forgiveness and hope through Christ. The gala was completed with a loaded gift-bag for each woman.

Everyone left the event with hearts overflowing with tangible and intangible treasures from the day. Every birthmother contacted Liane after they left to say how much they appreciated all that had been done to make it a wonderful and memorable day for them. A big “thank you” to everyone who helped to make this day a blessing for the birthmothers who attended.

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