When I first met my son, I never dreamed we would share our experience with any group, but God has used our family’s story to encourage others to foster and adopt.
Blair was already overwhelmed with two young children, but the story of an abandoned little girl made her rethink everything
Friends, family and fellow church community members have an awesome opportunity to play a role in an issue we know is dear to the heart of God – the plight of children without families – but we often fail to understand the trials of the adoptive and foster journey.
Caring for kids in foster care isn’t for the fainthearted, but it’s an opportunity to make a lasting impact on a child.
I simply figured that I would one day marry, and that my wife and I would together create a “traditional” family. Yet this plan wasn’t actually a plan; it was an assumption.
I am ashamed to admit that I once wondered if fostering children was worth the risk to my heart.
The sheer number of children waiting for a family of their own can seem overwhelming, but there are plenty of things you can do right now to make a difference for orphans.
Is God prompting you to adopt? To provide foster care? To support foster and adoptive families? Maybe you’ve prayed about it, but you still feel unequipped and fearful. Well, you’re not alone.
If you want to get a realistic picture of what it’s like to be a foster parent, the best thing to do is speak with the folks who are living it.
There is a world of hurting children who need to experience the love and compassion of caring foster parents.