In this episode, Jami Kaeb speaks with Jason Johnson, Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans. Jason shares honestly about his journey into foster care and adoption and how his family handles the joys and frustrations all foster and adoptive families experience from time to time.
In this episode, you’ll discover…
- how to find the “perfect” time to foster or adopt.
- how to navigate the concern of loving a child that might leave.
- a new way to look at comments from strangers about your adoptive or foster family.
The fear of loving a child that might leave shouldn’t deter us. It’s the fear of that child not knowing our love that should drive us.
Meet our Guest!
Jason is the Director of the National Church Mobilization Initiative with Christian Alliance for Orphans where he spends the majority of his time coaching and consulting with church leadership teams from around the country on how to start, lead and grow orphan care ministries within their church.
Jason is the author of ALL IN Orphan Care and The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care and blogs regularly at Jason Johnson | Blog. He has a deep passion to see the gospel catalyze a movement of orphan care within the Church around the world.
Jason and his wife, Emily, are foster and adoptive parents and live in Texas with their four daughters.
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Meet our Host!
Jami Kaeb is a dreamer and a coffee lover! She is married to Clint and the mother of seven–five through adoption. It was through a difficult season of waiting, that Clint and Jami’s eyes were opened to the foster care community. They became foster parents to three siblings who they eventually adopted, and in April of 2011, Jami founded The Forgotten Initiative. Follow Jami’s personal blog for more real life perspective on parenting seven children!
We want to hear from you!
We’d love to know…what is your 30 second “elevator pitch” that explains the unique variety in your family?
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