Tammy Helfrich

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Until We All Come Home by Kim De Blecourt

Welcome to Day One of the “Sharing Great Books” week!


I am so excited to talk about books I have been reading and to give away free copies! Check back every day this week for your chance to win. You can also Pin the image below by clicking on it.

*In my excitement over the series, I accidentally sent out Day 2 early to my subscribers. Sorry about that! Check back on Monday for that post.




I had the privilege of being on Kim De Blecourt’s  launch team for her new book, Until We All Come Home. It is an incredible journey of their adoption story.


The story reads like a spy thriller. Just when you think it cannot possibly get more difficult, something else happens to keep her from leaving the country with her son.


I found myself not wanting to put this book down. I had to remind myself that this was a true story and this was something that Kim and her family really lived through. At some point, I had to admit that I am not sure I could have kept going if I had been in her shoes.


Kim wrote this book in order to bring attention to the global orphan crisis. We are all aware of the causes – poverty, war, and disease. And we also know what the cure is – families. Even if adoption is not an option for you or not something that you feel called to do, you can still help. Kim suggests that many of us have felt a tug at our hearts for orphans at one time or another. Whether it is a child sponsorship program or a news article, we can choose to do something. We can choose to take a next step.


The De Blecourt Family


Kim’s book just released last week, and I am honored to have the privilege to share it with one of my readers. To be eligible for the giveaway, please leave a comment below. You can also Tweet a link to this post. Click here to Tweet.


I will announce the winner tomorrow. What next step can you take to help the orphan crisis? Leave a comment below.


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  1. I usually give accolades to those who adopt and tell them how I think what they do is wonderful. I have always thought I would adopt. Who knows what God has in store for us …

  2. I can’t wait to read this! Sounds like it’s right up my alley. There are so many kids I wish I could just bring home and take care of!

  3. It’s unbelievable to me that there are so many children around the world in need of loving homes, yet for whatever reason… red tape, politics, corruption, etc… it’s becoming more and more difficult for those wanting to adopt to be able to adopt. I have some friends right now in Ethiopia who are trying to get home with their daughter. Unfortunately, the corruption they’ve faced has extended their stay, but they are determined not to leave without their daughter. Right now, I’m in prayer mode… for them, as well as other friends who are trying to adopt. I’ve participated in fundraisers to help friends adopt… which I think is a wonderful thing… communities working together to make the world a better place.

    • So true, Michelle. It is heartbreaking to hear of so many families who want to adopt, but the corruption is difficult to break through. Kim’s story is incredible to me as she fought the system and saved her son’s life. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. This book looks very interesting! I’m an adoptive parent myself, and it breaks my heart that so many kids go unadopted. One thing people can do to help the orphan crisis is start up an adoption ministry at church… a ministry in which the church collects donations from individuals and provides lump sums of money to attenders who have the desire to adopt, but are lacking the funds to do so. Steven Curtis Chapman’s Show Hope organization’s website (www.showhope.org) has information regarding how to start up a ministry like this. Or you can donate toward Show Hope’s adoption grant fund.

  5. Dear Tammy, one of my newest friends! Thank you for your wonderful review. So very thoughtful. Thank you for sharing your talent and time on the book launch team. I look forward to us meeting face-to-face one day…soon! ~ Kim

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