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This journey is hard. And oftentimes we feel like complete failures when we lose our tempers, meltdown, or allow our exhaustion to take over and react harshly to our children. But you and I are not failures. Not even close!
Will it disrupt their lives? What about birth order? Will it take away from time our kids are owed by us? Is this going to make our kids feel pushed to the side? If you have had these, or other concerns, for your biological kids when it comes to stepping into foster care, you are not alone! This week we are wrapping up Season 9 of The Honestly Adoption Podcast. Be sure to listen in as Mike talks with Jason Johnson, author of Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey through the Lens of the Gospel. Jason shares honestly
Ever find yourself banging your head against the wall as you try to gain understanding from outsiders? Ever wish someone could put into words everything you’re thinking as a foster parent? Thankfully, this post does just that.
The foster care journey is filled with beauty, heartache, excitement, and loss. It carries so many emotions that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, or as if you’re not making a difference as a care giver. Fortunately, there is hope. On today’s episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast you’ll discover how true this is…
Today is the debut of Season 4 of our podcast, Honestly Speaking. It’s been a long 5 months in hiatus but we are excited to share this brand new season with you. On today’s show we are asking a big question: Over the past few months we’ve received lots of emails and Facebook comments asking these questions… “Is everyone called to be a foster parent? Should I become one? Am I called to do it?” The initial response, based on the major need we see around our country, in particular, is a resounding yes. But not everyone is equipped to
This past fall I had the privilege of spending 3 days in the mountains of Colorado with 72 fellow foster and adoptive dads for the very first Road Trip, an experience for foster and adoptive dads, created by foster and adoptive dads. I walked away learning some very valuable lessons.
Foster parenting is a roller coaster ride of emotions. You love the children you’re caring for, you’re in it because of passion, but you often face a system that can be drawn out, strenuous, and sometimes inefficient. How do you survive the first few years of this journey, which are often the hardest?