The world of foster care can feel like a terrifying, turbulent ocean -- the type of waters that one only desires to know from a distance. However, like the first disciples of Jesus, we are called to venture out into deeper, unknown waters. On our own personal journey as foster parents, my husband and I have definitely been led to that stormy place.
Recently I have been studying the views of the prophets regarding compassion, justice, good, and evil. Reading and reflecting on their words has led me to ponder what exactly it is the modern church needs to hear from these individuals.
To know that we are a phone call away from being a safe and loving home for a child is the greatest blessing and honor. To have experienced TheCall and have said yes to fostering has changed us forever and for the better.
Are you familiar with the term “adoption triad”? It’s a phrase used to describe the network of relationships between a child who has been adopted, the child’s birth parents, and the child’s adoptive parents. Recently, I was introduced to a difference phrase used to describe this network of relationships: “adoption constellation.”
You should Google “Foster Care Blog”. Not now, but later you should take a look. When you do, you’ll find about a dozen excellent blogs on faith-informed foster care, such as Jason Johnson, The Forgotten Initiative, The Promise Blog, and more. So why in the world would we need one more? What do we have to add to the conversation?