#weksfoster {Preparing Hearts & Home}

I wrote this post in December, a week before our home was opened & we accepted our first foster care placement.

We (the Kieklaks) are at the tail end of the foster care certification process. We were supposed to have our home open by November 1st, but there was some forgotten paperwork that surfaced after we signed our contract. Now, after the 1st of December, we’ve gotten all the paperwork (actually all of it this time) sent in to DHS and we’re just waiting for approval. Our foster care agency will want us to take another respite care placement before taking a (more) permanent placement.

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.

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

Four Ways Your Church Can Support Foster and Adoptive Families

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