The Forgotten PodcastMay. 16, 2016

What Are People Learning about Foster Care and Orphan Care From You?

Jason Johnson, Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans, 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.

If we are the only textbook people read about foster care and orphan care, what are they learning from us?

–Jason Johnson

 In this episode, you’ll discover…

  • you’re a textbook for foster care/adoption – what are people learning from you?
  • strategies for keeping your marriage and family strong – we can’t do it all.
  • what you are doing is always worth it – we can be emptied, but Jesus fills us.

Meet our Guest | Jason Johnson

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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

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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 real life perspective on parenting seven children!

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  • I recently found Jason Johnson’s blog. It has been an encouragement to me. My husband and I have fostered for 14 years. On August 7, 2007 we to legal custody of 3 bio brothers. They were 11, 13, & 15 when they came. We have continued to foster and now have a 6 year old boy and may be getting his 7 year old sister with the possibility of adoption. I am 53 & my husband is 54. I have struggled with wanting to adopt 2 young kids because of our age. I’m asking God for his guidance in this situation. Foster care is a mission field and I do not want to get out of the will of God because I think I’m “too old” to adopt. Your prayers would be appreciated.

    • Jillian Kellenberger says:
      June 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Kathy, thank you for your love and devotion to the children in your home. We are praying for you and your husband as you pray through what the Lord is guiding you to do.

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