Thankful for Adoption | Grace Church Blog – Foster Parents Article

04 Feb Thankful for Adoption Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, OVC by CE   Our adoption story was not one of rainbows and butterflies where we just “knew” we were supposed to grow our family this way. We had three (young!) biological children when God called us to be foster parents. We never doubted the call to foster, nor did we waver in our willingness to move forward. We did all of the things to get licensed and started…

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An Invitation to Join the Family – Foster Parents Article

29 Oct An Invitation to Join the Family Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, OVC by CE   I was able to see my parents care for us in ways that sometimes seemed so counterintuitive that I couldn’t help but see God through it. My dad worked hard and led the best he could. Even when he failed, it was accepted and humbly worked through. Personally, I always felt cared for, loved, and safe. However, I know that is not…

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A Simple Way to Support Foster & Adopt Parents – Foster Parents Article

  I was wrong, of course. We settled into our routine and learned how to manage the increased stress levels in our home. We had taken the classes and mentally knew what to expect, but I was not prepared for how emotionally exhausting it would be. Every day felt like a roller coaster.  I remember the first night that my husband and I had away together. We only had one of those for the eight weeks that we had our…

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