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Foster

When three, beautiful sisters walked through my door in 2011, my entire world was flipped upside down.  I became an instant mom to a 6 year old, 22 month old, and 5 month old.  I was thrown into a world of formula, diapers, potty-training, and...

A few years ago I heard a former judge speak about the state of foster care in Texas. She told a story about the Masai, an African tribe of fierce warriors and how they greeted one another with “How are children?” to which one would...

Foster care is not a simple concept for some adults, so you can imagine it might be even harder for a young child to understand. When parents decide to take the leap into fostering a child, it affects more than just them if they already...

When I was fostering my boys (who moved into my house at ages 11 and 14), I had some people say things to me that were hard to swallow or were just not helpful. So I made a list of a few of the big...

Orphan Care has become a very popular topic of discussion in churches today, thanks in large part to organizations like CAFO and others who have been fighting to keep this issue front and center in the minds of believers. There have been countless campaigns and...

"Our responsibility is to provide for them above and beyond, and give them tools to be healthy."   John Ryan and Bethany Seaman began fostering in 2012 and learned through their first placement how vital a healthy, stable environment is for the kids in their care....

After 5 years as foster parents, Justin and Jana have completed their third and final adoption. As they celebrate a new season of life free from paperwork and caseworker visits, they reflect upon their season with a system that has increased their dependence upon God as He’s been writing...

“I could never foster; I wouldn’t have the heart to give a child back after they have been in my home.”  This is a common sentiment expressed to parents who are fostering or have fostered, but in saying this, one is making assumptions about something...

In any pursuit in life, it is necessary to pause on occasion and remember what it is that motivates us to continue on. As we consider why we engage in the foster care system and community, it is also important that we examine our hearts...