How Fostering is Changing Us

How Fostering is Changing Us

These last couple of weeks have been a little abnormal, with my uncle passing away, us having Big Sis and Little Bro for a weekend and then Gracia was running a fever yesterday….so that’s why there haven’t been any posts in a while. Last weekend we had Big Sis and Little Bro again. We took [...]

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November is National Adoption Month

A couple of months ago we went to a picnic, there was food, a bounce house, face painting, build-a-bears and plenty of games! Kids and teens were everywhere. While on the outside it seemed like a great picnic, going deeper it was the most heart-wrenching picnic I’ve ever been to…the purpose was for people interested [...]

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6 Ways to Help Foster Families

Become a foster parent yourself. Kids and teenagers all over the United States need a loving place to live until they can move back with their families. I didn’t realize how big the need was until we started the foster training.  I can’t stress enough how big of a need there is and how huge of a ministry [...]

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BIG List of Thank Yous!

These past 10 days we’ve been back to a family of 6, and the funny thing is it’s the same kiddos we had over the summer! Big Sis and Little Bro are with another (and amazing at that!) foster family, but they had a trip already planned before taking the kids in, so we agreed [...]

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6 Ways Fostering Helped Our Parenting

6 Ways Fostering Helped Our Parenting

We’d been parents to one child for 5 years, then Little Dude was added to our family for about 2 and half months, during which time we had Big Sis and Little Bro added for 8 days. One thing I didn’t really see coming with these additions to our family was how it would affect [...]

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Frugal When Life Gets Chaotic?

As I’ve mentioned before, the week we had 4 kids in the house was rather…chaotic, crazy and stressful. Driving to visits, meetings, court, doctors. When at home trying to handle 4 kids ages 5 and under and of course it had to be one of the rainiest weeks ever so we couldn’t play outside as [...]

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Good-Bye Little Dude

Earlier this week, right after Little Dude had left for his second overnight visit, we got a call saying that he would be going home…to stay. Part of the team was just going to let him stay there and not come back at all. Thankfully some of the team recommended that he come back with [...]

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Why We're Foster Parents

Why We’re Foster Parents

      I’ve thought about writing this post for a very long time. Part of me really wants to share it and the other part of me, the part that doesn’t like to be vulnerable, wants to just stay silent on the matter. But after thinking about it, I want to be able to [...]

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What I’m Feeling…

As I mentioned before, when we agreed to take Big Sis and Little Bro in just over a week ago, we told them we could only take them until they found someone else. Wednesday after meeting the kids and talking with us and the kids’ caseworker another family agreed to take them more permanently. They [...]

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Prayer Requests

I really want to make a quick post about how the fostering is going, but I keep typing, then deleting. I’m so full of thoughts right now I don’t really know where to start, so instead here’s some things we would really appreciate prayers for: Pray for laborers!! I’ve always heard that phrase used towards [...]

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