Foster Care 101 Part 3: Three Considerations when Choosing a Foster Care Agency

This is part 3 in our series Foster Care 101. View Part 1. View Part 2.  When you were graduating high school, you probably went to a variety of different colleges for visits. You asked a lot of questions, you toured, you interviewed them as much as they interviewed you. When you moved to a … Continue reading Foster Care 101 Part 3: Three Considerations when Choosing a Foster Care Agency

The Most Unexpected Hurt

As I’m sure is true of most prospective foster parents, we had our share of expectations going into this. We expected it would be challenging to our family dynamic (that’s an understatement). We expected to be frustrated with birth parents (beyond frustrated sometimes!). We expected it would be budget stretching, emotionally exhausting, marriage building (or … Continue reading The Most Unexpected Hurt

Puzzle Pieces

As I think back on why my husband and I chose to do foster care, I can remember the moment. We had been trying for several months to get pregnant with our second child. We had a 3 year old and had lost one to miscarriage a few years prior. When things didn’t move along … Continue reading Puzzle Pieces