Thursday, May 1, 2014

May is foster care awareness month

Every month there are causes people get all passionate about. May is the I talk about month because it's national foster care awareness month and if you've been reading my blog for any amount of time you know I'm not only passionate about foster care but I am in the thick of it. To start this month off I want to share how we got here. 

Doug and I always talked openly about adoption. After having Addison we choose for me to have to Essure procedure done, which is a permanent birth control. It wasn't long after that we started discussing adoption.

Everything seemed to start pointing to orphan care for me. It was one of those "Ok, God enough already" type things.

I decided to call our county office because Doug and I had discussed that we wanted to adopt from foster care. Or so we thought. My adoption box was busted how I thought it would work wasn't actually how it works. 

"You can either go through a private agency, lawyer or become foster parents"

No way. Nope. Not going to happen. No way can I be a foster mom. I'm not strong enough. How could I send a kid back? How am I suppose to deal with terrible parents?

And God got to work. I decided ok, God if this is what you want I'll do it. I called and signed Douglas & I up for training through our county. Then on Sunday my prayer team leader asked me if I knew about the classes our church was having for foster parent training.

We ended up going that way.
We became certified foster parents almost a year ago. 

God has done a HUGE number in my heart. Has completely changed the way I see foster care & continually pushes me to trust Him more.

I'll share more about our story throughout the month. 

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