Is adoption worth the risk?

Is adoption worth the risk?

As the director of Adoption and Foster Ministry for my church, I have the privilege of sitting across from couples seeking to know more about the…


Called To Love: Saying yes to adoption and foster care

Called To Love: Saying yes to adoption and foster care

On a sunny February morning, my husband and I stood in a judge’s chamber holding a beautiful, tiny bundle with a head full of wavy black hair. Having…


Foster kids and our “own” kids

Foster kids and our “own” kids

Our children were three, six, and eight when my husband and I felt a strong call to open our hearts to foster care.  But as we shared our plan to…


Resurrection will come

Trusting in God's promises

Once upon a time, we had a failed adoption. Actually, we’ve had more than one, but this particular story is about ‘our’ little boy.  We’d been with…


Six truths about adoption

Six truths about adoption

As the late afternoon traffic began to build, my kids and I sat quietly in the car on the way home from piano lessons. Out of the blue, my…


Three things to do when you don’t know God’s purpose or plan

Three things to do when you don’t know God’s plan

Knowing you may not hold someone you love for much longer leaves the days feeling fresh and fragile. I remember sitting next to my Poppa when he was…


Widening your family circle through foster care: Five things you need to know

Widening your family circle through foster care: Five things you need to know

“Hey, I hear you’re a foster parent. I’d like to do that one day,” she says eagerly, almost whimsically.  She looks about twenty-six, the same age I…


Why learning, forgiveness, and grace are so important in our adoption story

“I wanna take my baby and run.”  This was my thinking when I entered the world of adoption a little more than thirteen years ago. There was so much I…


Adoption and foster care isn’t a have to—it’s a get to

My adopted son popped his sopping wet hand out through the shower curtain, straining as if trying to grasp something.  “Isaac, what do you need?”…