Infertility and foster care: How do they combine? This is a question I often asked myself when I was trudging through the waters as a foster parent, and even more so now that we have adopted. It's a clash of both worlds that have been hard to navigate and feel my way through. Together, both… Continue reading Infertility and Foster Care: The Clash of Both Worlds
...Because while foster care was hard, and open adoption isn’t easy; when you have the mindset that the child is not yours, or even hers, but rather His, it makes it okay. And it somehow works."
Baby Girl, Today is the day many refer to as "Gotcha Day." It's not really my favorite phrase., but it is the day that four years ago, on a Friday at 6 pm, our lives unknowingly and unexpectedly changed forever when God began to write a new chapter in each of our stories through the… Continue reading Dear Baby Girl: It’s “Gotcha Day”
Day 1: The doorbell rang, and when I opened it, there you were, a beautiful three-year-old little princess who was barely 34 inches tall. You had a small white stuffed animal kitty tucked underneath your left arm, a thumb stuck tight in your mouth, and on top of your head was a pigtail that looked… Continue reading 1,273 Days in Foster Care and Now This…
Our foster princess sat in her bed last night and after we went through our nightly ritual of bible reading and song singing, it was time to say our prayers. Without hesitation, she asked God, like she has done every night for nearly 26 months, if she could stay with us forever. I would be… Continue reading Imagining Life Without Our Foster Princess