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What is TRAC?  TRAC is short for Teen Reach Adventure Camp.  In short, we are a 3-day camp experience for students aged 12-15 in foster care. Why does TRAC exist?   Students in foster care are in this situation through no fault of their own.  We know that those...

  There is an unfortunate misconception that all adoption stories end up like The Blind Side, where a loving family takes in a wayward child, provides them a good home with copious opportunities, and everybody feels safe and happy and becomes a professional football player! It’s...

New York City has the highest population density of any major city in the United States, with over 27,000 people per square mile. Where there are more people, there will inevitably be more brokenness.   This March, our team lead a group of college students from Austin...

Children in foster care desperately need people to come alongside them in a positive and consistent way amidst the chaos that they are experiencing. Below are some ways that we can prayerfully fight for those who are fighting for our kids. Consistency: Praying that you are...

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...

CPS. Whether your immediate sentiment is positive or negative, many people often feel uncomfortable when they consider why the agency has to exist. CPS is one of the few arenas in life that so clearly shows the profound level of brokenness and darkness in this world. You...

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...

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...

Prayerfully go to battle for the ones who battle everyday for our kids. Below are real requests from CPS caseworkers in our city.  Sleep: Praying that you don't have trouble sleeping when you have so many frustrating situations running through your mind that you can't turn your...

This is one of those seasons in which I feel like I am sitting next to the disciples in a rickety boat with a feisty storm brewing around me. Jesus is curled up on the other side of the boat snoring peacefully while our faces bear matching...