An Open Chair at Our Table

It’s been a while since we posted regularly on here, but we wanted to tell you guys about some big changes. Both of our families started foster care this summer! We wanted to update you with where our families are in the process so you can be praying for us as we begin this journey.

Let’s start by explaining why we feel called to foster care. We’ve always had a heart for serving, and what better way to love your neighbor than to provide a safe home for a child in need? We both feel we have a safe & loving home to offer (though maybe a little crazy sometimes!) and more room in our hearts and homes, so we wanted to get involved.

Adoption Resources

adoption

Adoption is important to both of our families, as caring for orphans is not only a job Christians are charged with, but also a glorious picture of the gospel and our adoption as sons and daughters of God. If you have questions about adoption, have a heart for adoption, or want to grow your love for orphans, one of the best things you can do is get your hands on a copy of Adopted for Life by Russell Moore right now.

Below are links to some of our favorite adoption resources, and we’ll add to this list as we come across things:

The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis & David Cross

Adoption: The Heart of the Gospel – sermon by John Piper

What I Learned About Our Heavenly Father by Being An Adoptive Father

Foster Care Resources

foster careBoth of our families plan to pursue foster care in the future. Here are our favorite links about the importance of foster care & how you can get involved and support foster families.

Foster Children Need the Church

Foster Care as the Way of Christ

10 Simple Ways Your Church Can Serve Foster Families

Wanted: Parents Willing to Get Too Attached

Fighting for Faith in a Fostering Family

Foster Caring: How to care for foster children without becoming a foster parent

Foster Care: An Invitation into an Entirely New Normal

Surprised by Foster Care: 5 Ways It’s Not What I Thought It Would Be