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New Hope releases book on the hard journey of an adoptive parent

Adoptive parents often discover that opening their hearts to adoption was the easy part. It’s the emotional journey after the surrender to the idea of adoption that leads to the hard seasons of testing. In Hope When It’s Hard, author Jennifer Phillips beautifully weaves together elements of her personal adoption journey with Scripture and encouraging words that will feed the soul of an adoptive parent. Jennifer’s authenticity will lead parents to finally feel understood, with the ability to finally see the beauty of God’s adoptive heart.

“I’ve prayed, dreamed, and longed for the book you now hold in your hands. The God who awaits you in these pages answered that prayer through my friend Jennifer Phillips. This is a powerful, honest, and beautiful devotional for families who have adopted, fostered, or contemplated either. In these pages, you will be captivated by a God who pursues you daily, combating your orphan mentality and heart with His work of grace.”  — Herbie Newell, President and Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services

About the Author:
Jennifer Phillips, author of the widely praised book Bringing Lucy Home, is an adoptive parent to a loving little girl she and her husband affectionately named Lucy. A psychology graduate of Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama), she served as executive director for the local Sav-A-Life, a national network of crisis pregnancy centers. She and her family lived in Brisbane, Australia, where her husband Brian served with University Impact, a franchise of Campus Outreach. She has four children, including one precious Chinese daughter Lucy, and now lives in Alabama. For more information, visit her blog at

Sample Chapters

Sample Questions:

  1. How and when did you feel led to adoption?
  2. What do you hope readers take away from this book?
  3. What is the best advice you have for adoptive parents?

Release Date: 10/14/2020
ISBN-13: 9781563094200
Retail Price: $12.99

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