Fostering: Best Case Scenarios Do Happen

Fostering: Best Case Scenarios Do Happen

Being a foster parent is no easy job. On short notice, you’re asked wether or not you’ll receive a new child into your family. You love that child for a period of time, and then you send them on their way. Every so often, though, you are able to see the best case scenario unfold in front of you. I just did.

Fostering: Is Saying Goodbye Really That Hard?

Fostering: Is Saying Goodbye Really That Hard?

I knew this day would come. From the first day we thought about fostering kids, I wondered what it would be like to love a child for a certain period of time, and then say goodbye to them at some point. This past weekend, saying goodbye became a reality.

Fostering: My Only Regret

Fostering: My Only Regret

Almost four months ago now, we received our first foster child. That night, we were awakened by a phone call around midnight and were asked if we’d be willing to accept her into our family for a time.

After some quick prayer and even quicker conversation, we agreed to do it. Less than an hour later, this tired little girl was escorted to our house by 3 people from Child Protective Services.

How Fostering Has Changed My Family

How Fostering Has Changed My Family

More and more people seem to keep asking me about our story of fostering. I remember being on the other side, wondering how tough it would be to get certified, or what it would be like to welcome a stranger into our home. Most of all, what would it be like to love a child and then tell he or she goodbye.

Although I’ve already written two posts already on fostering (Why Fostering Is Better Than A Fad & Fostering: When The Music Fades), in this post I’d love to just share the simple story of how we got to where we are today.

Fostering: When The Music Fades

Fostering: When The Music Fades

The other day I was on the ground cleaning up food that had been spilled…again. You know, little kid food. The kind that is all over the face, the hands, the booster, and of course the floor. As I wiped the floor, there were four separate kids in my house crying, screaming or playing, all at the same time. In that moment, the old song lyric came to mind, “when the music fades”.

Why Fostering Is Better Than A Fad

Why Fostering Is Better Than A Fad A while back our phone rang at midnight.  It was Child Protective Services calling to let us know that three kids had been rescued from a horrible family scenario.  We were given the option to receive the 11 month old girl into our home.  For the first time, we found...