I recently had an eye opening-experience with the biological mother of my foster child. This biological mother, who has been truly difficult, was in the hospital and in a situation where she should have had people who love her there to support her. She had no one. She was alone. …Continue reading →
What is a miracle? One answer I found in the Free Online Dictionary says, “An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin, or an act of God.” I believe miracles happen every day. Sometimes they go unnoticed because people live their lives with their eyes “closed” and never get to see it. Well, let me share our miracle with you.
Years ago when I was engaged to my wife, we discussed adopting at least one child someday. Fast forward 15 years, …Continue reading →
Our fostering story started unlike most others. My husband and I have fostered for seven years and every day we are inspired by seeing kids go back home and into the arms of …Continue reading →
On days when I feel particularly crazy and overwhelmed, I sit and think about how we got to where we are today. When you make plans in the world of foster care, you soon find that they change. I have written before about planning not to plan. Foster family planning involves conversations about possibilities, “what-if’s” and a lot of “why-not’s.” …Continue reading →
Growing up I always played house. I loved to pretend to be a mom taking care of little babies. As time passed, I started dating, got married and always imagined becoming a mom. I dreamed about what that moment would feel like when I first met my child.
I never imagined I wouldn’t be at a hospital. I never imagined I wouldn’t be meeting a newborn. …Continue reading →
Don’t let your fear of the unknown stop you from making a difference. Watch this video to hear how my husband and I overcame our fears and became foster and adoptive parents. …Continue reading →
My husband and I didn’t become licensed foster parents specifically to adopt a child. However, we recently adopted our first child through foster care. Watch my video to find out what we look forward to as new parents and how our extended family and child …Continue reading →
“Hold on to me as we go, down this unfamiliar road as we roll. And although this wave is stringing us along, JUST KNOW YOU’RE NOT ALONE!”
Although this calling brings much joy, it also brings many challenges. Challenges for which we need another set of eyes or arms. Challenges from which we need rest and challenges for which we need support. Every team has coaches and trainers who help get the team on the field. Every show has producers, directors and writers who help …Continue reading →
Like most families, our decision to foster wasn’t an easy one. When my husband and I first had a conversation about fostering six years ago, we didn’t know any foster parents we could talk with or ask questions to. Watch the video above to learn what motivated us to …Continue reading →
I reluctantly became sucked into the time warp that is known as Facebook about a year ago.
I swore I would never sign up because I have real friends and real relationships. I’d rather talk to a person than post something for the masses to digest. But then it happened.
One night I was just wondering what all the buzz was about and was instantly hooked. I reconnected with …Continue reading →