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We are Jennie and Lynn Owens

We are passionate about helping kids that have experienced loss and trauma. We think the best thing we can do to help them is to support, encourage and empower the foster and adoptive parents that are raising them. We’d love to connect so that we can be sending you periodic encouragement and helpful resources. No Tricks, no sales, no cost. If you sign up for our updates we will start by sending you a large portion of Jennie’s new book, Dancing with a Porcupine.

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In Dancing with a Porcupine, Jennie Owens shares the compelling story of her struggle to save her own life while caring for three hurting children she and her husband adopted from foster care. How could she stay loving, giving, and forgiving in the midst of a daily battle with children acting out the rage,resentment, and pain of their own traumatic pasts?

Is there such a thing as secondary trauma–and if so,what do you do about it? When faith, endurance and creativity are not enough, what’s next?

All the Latest

The Vitamins that Saved my Life

Every year at Rejuvenate retreat I’m asked what vitamin regimen helped me get back to health after a doctor told me I was going to die if I didn’t get rid of my stressors. I figured I’d finally write it up in a post it so people can more easily share it. For me, in my situation, these truly are the best vitamins for stress.

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Best Adoption Books

I am making a list of the best adoption books. Can you help? Which adoption book(s) have been the most helpful to you? It is no surprise that adoptive and foster parents have limited time constraints. As a group, we tend to really want to help our kids. I'm working to...

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The Adoptive Parents Biggest Mistake That Hinders Attachment – And How to fix it.

We are continuing our series on the difficulty of loving difficult kids. In this episode we will uncover the biggest mistake parent can make which will make it even more difficult to look lovingly at a child who has suffered complex traumas.

Watch to the end and will will bust through 6 myths adoptive and foster parents buy into. When we bust through these myths this monumental task will get easier (not easy)

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Exciting Craft Classes at PA Rejuvenate Retreat

We are excited to share the craft classes planned for the PA Rejuvenate Retreat with you. We have a Fairy Garden class, a Burlap Wreath class, a Canvas Painting class by Brushstrokes on Canvas, a Basic Cake Decorating class, and a Wooden Sign class. The classes are...

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Adoptizine

Our gift to adoptive and foster parents everywhere with a reminder to smile. 🙂

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Sherrie Eldridge Speaking at Rejuvenate PA!

We are so excited to announce that Sherrie Eldridge will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Rejuvenate. For well over two decades, Sherrie Eldridge has offered her unique voice within the adoption community, as an established author and international speaker. An adoptee...

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Get the first 3 Chapters

Periodically we'dlike to send you an email summary of some information we think would be helpful to you including: parenting tips, self care reminders, trends in research and application regarding traumatized children and a WHOLE LOT OF LOVE. We wont share your information. We are so busy with our kids that we don't want to deal with spam either. 

We are going to start by sending the first three chapters of Jennie's new book, Dancing with a Porcupine. Just fill in your info below and the book will be on the way to your inbox.

Thanks! I hope you'll feel a little bit of my love flowing your way! The email with the chapters should be arriving momentarily. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don't see anything from me. ---Jennie