Connie Poulos reflects on the adoption of her son from Beijing.
The couple adopted Jaxson through Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, a ministry of St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities in New Albany, Ind., in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. (CNS photo by Natalie Hoefer/The Criterion)
Motherhood can have a profound influence on a woman's spirituality.
Maureen Antwan is pictured with her sons, Anthony, left, and Kris, at Mar Abraham Chaldean Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 26, 2017. Kris was 4 when the family fled Iraq because of war and persecution. Anthony was born in Jordan, where the family first sought refuge. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)