Am I a Bad Mother?

Am I a Bad Mother?

“Am I a bad mother?” the young woman whispered in the passenger seat beside me with tears in her eyes. I froze. How could I answer this impossible question? Her son—our foster baby—was in our care because of her very real problems and failures to meet his needs. Yet...
Letting Go–Our Adoption Story

Letting Go–Our Adoption Story

Our journey of foster care and adoption did more than grow our family. It also grew our faith in God, who asked us to release our children to his care. We discovered that in letting go, we gained more than we ever imagined.     We sat white-knuckled in...
Four Steps Forward, One Step Back

Four Steps Forward, One Step Back

Fifteen years ago, we had our fourth and final bundle of joy with the birth of our daughter. We cherished every minute of her babyhood, but as she grew we moved past the life of strollers, cribs, sippy cups, and sleeper jammies. Rob and I could head out the door for...
What God Was Teaching Me Through Adoption

What God Was Teaching Me Through Adoption

Looking back on our journey with our son, I see God’s hand in every step of the way. In the midst of it, though, I didn’t fully understand what God was teaching me through adoption and foster care. Today I know we are not the same mom and dad we once were....