Photo by Artem Bali on Pexels.com Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy (Prov. 31:9). Recently, someone was telling me about a family who was planning to adopt a sibling group from foster care. I was excited for them--and, honestly, a bit jealous--when I heard how this young, married… Continue reading The Church’s Role in the Orphan Crisis
Today was our eighth goodbye. We love them for just a short time, and then they are gone--perhaps never to remember us, but always to leave an imprint on our hearts. The kid who left our house today has a difficult road ahead of him. He didn't want to leave us, and we didn't really… Continue reading This is What I’m Fighting For
It's been awhile since I posted--mostly because we have taken in two extremely needy foster children, and our lives have been so intense lately! From therapy appointments to school schedules and homework, our lives have been turned upside down! These are the first two placements we have agreed to take on for a longer time… Continue reading Just a Foster Mom’s POV
Foster care is lonely. I won't lie to you about that. When you come home from the hospital with a brand new baby, everyone wants to stop by with meals and new outfits, so they can hold the baby. But in foster care, no one knows how to reach out. No one… Continue reading The Truth About Foster Care
When I was growing up, one thing I was always sure of was my dad. There was never, ever a moment in my life that I didn't believe that my dad would be right there. We are a lot alike in temperament, which resulted in a lot of arguments between us, but I never once… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world--Jms. 1:27. She came skipping down the driveway at 1:30 in the morning, her hair an oily mess from the coconut oil treatment she had received at the… Continue reading What Can You Do to Help Them?
When my husband and I began our adoption journey, we spent months researching every route available. We applied to adopt through a 501(c)3 agency from China, but I was too young for China's requirements at the time. We looked into foster care, but most of the children in our area that were available for adoption… Continue reading Myth-busting Monday: Foster Care Doesn’t Cost a Thing (and a Giveaway!)
Do you remember my post about Drake? He was one of the orphans in China who was waiting for a forever family. Did you notice I said was?! Finally--finally!--he has been matched with a family, and he will be coming home to them soon! We prayed for him for so long, and it looked as though… Continue reading Myth-Busting Monday: You Are Called to This