Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Retreat for Foster and Adoptive Moms

February 5-7, 2016

Reserve some time for you! Join other adoptive and foster moms for a weekend to connect with others who are in the trenches. Receive encouragement and rejuvenation while being pampered and having time to rest and relax. Take a breath and enjoy the beauty of nature. Enjoy worship, led by Keith Petersen and encouraging messages by Kristin Berry, co-author of The Adoptive Parent Toolbox and the blog www.confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com, and Jennie Owens, an adoptive mom of three, speaker and foster parent trainer. Experience times to share struggles and victories with moms who understand what you’re going through. Deadline for purchasing tickets is January 31, 2016, at 11 PM.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Adoption Complete!

Thanks to a listener leaving a comment asking if we ended up adopting our foster daughter I'm here with an update. This Monday June 8th we adopted our foster daughter! Now she's just our daughter! Above is a picture of the cake my wife made for her adoption party. We are so blessed to have her. I really need to record a new episode! I'm sorry it's been so long. Hopefully I'll be recording soon with all the updates I haven't shared. There's a lot to fill you all in on.

Friday, February 13, 2015

FWL Episode 23 - A Long Overdue Update

In this episode I finally give an update and share what it was like to go to an evaluation to see if my wife and I are fit parents to provide a forever home for our foster daughter. As I recorded this we'd had her in our home for a year.

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website: http://www.fosteringwithlove.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 10, 2014

FWL Episode 22 - A Heartbreak

In this episode I talk about how hard it is when a foster child who's been with you for a while has to leave. This time a 4 year old boy we were caring for had to leave because he was showing signs of sexual abuse. Listen to the episode to hear about this terrible yet all to common issue.

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website: http://www.fosteringwithlove.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hear Me on the Local News

If you click on this link you can see a brief local KHQ News segment where you can hear a few seconds of an interview I did. It's great to see our news cover the other side of a big drug bust - the fact that many children are taken into care by Child Protective Services and brought into the system. I'm glad I could be a small part of spreading the news.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Voice will be on the Local News

Dylan Wohlenhaus,  a journalist with KHQ local News, saw my last tweet and wanted to get a hold of me.

He wanted to get me on camera sharing about what it's like being a foster parent. Unfortunately I have previous engagements this afternoon and I work too far away for them to come interview me so we did a quick phone interview. Once it's online I'll be sure to post a link to it so you can hear it for yourself. I'm thrilled to get more exposure about foster care and the need for foster parents to my community.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FWL Episode 21 - A Birthday Party

In this episode I talk about how wonderful it was to make our little foster guy feel special on his fourth birthday. We had the privilege to throw a foster child a birthday party again, and it was really cool. It was one of those days where my wife and I said to each other "These are the days that make it all seem worth it." What an honor it was to celebrate turning four with our foster child. He had a huge smile on his face that day

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website: http://www.fosteringwithlove.blogspot.com