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Advocate Wednesdays, Children in Foster Care, MentoringApr. 3, 2013

Advocate Wednesday: Desperation

I took a 12 year old girl to school one morning. She was staying at a foster home temporarily while a more permanent home was located. On the way to school she asked me some pretty tough questions that left me with a sense of desperation. “Where am I going to go next?” Gulp. My response: “I don’t know, they are trying to find a foster home for you.” “Am I going to be adopted or am I going to be able to go home?” Gulp. My response: “I don’t know.” Her father left, her mother met a new boyfriend. They abandoned […]

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Advocate Wednesdays, Children in Foster CareMar. 27, 2013

Advocate Wednesday: There’s a Reason

As our family has been reflecting on Christ’s death and resurrection this week, I’ve been wrestling with the knowledge that the crucifixion was no accident.  We could never have been saved without God’s perfect plan to redeem us through His son’s suffering. “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”  2 Corinthians 5:21 Its difficult for me to wrap my head around the idea that God has a reason for the children in foster care to be there.  He has them there as part […]

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Children in Foster Care, Forgotten Fridays, MentoringMar. 15, 2013

Forgotten Fridays: It’s not about me

I’m sick to my stomach. The 12 year old boy that I used to tutor, I now mentor.  Me, a 23 year old girl, mentoring a 12 year old boy.  I’ve had reservations about this to say the least.  Tutoring was fine, easy, just focus on school work, but mentoring, and doing things with Timothy that I’m not a fan of OR even good at.  But I figured if it worked out to mentor him, I would.  God has a purpose.  I had already built a relationship with him while tutoring and he began to trust me more and more […]

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Children in Foster Care, Foster Parenting, Make a Difference MondaysMay. 14, 2012

Make a Difference Mondays: In Augusta County, VA!

Greetings from Charisa in Augusta County, Virginia! We’re off to an awesome start with our TFI community here in Augusta County. We were blessed to have 37 people come out to our first meeting to hear from our local foster care moms and dads and from an adult who grew up in foster care. Their stories touched our hearts. Immensely. Here’s one from our friend who grew up in foster care. “You are not only changing that life [the foster child’s], you are changing generations. My children’s lives today are different because of my foster mom. This is something that we lose […]

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Children in Foster Care, Forgotten FridaysMay. 11, 2012

Forgotten Fridays: the children

Hey, it’s Jami and I am happy to welcome you to the very first edition of Forgotten Fridays!  The purpose of Fridays here is to give you a look from behind the eyes of those in the foster care community.  Our desire is to help you see from their perspectives and so it seems rather appropriate to start off with this video. I encourage you to watch – especially the first minute of this video and as you do, know that this happens over and over across our nation.  When I saw this video back in November of 2009, my eyes were opened for the first time to […]

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Children in Foster Care, Forgotten Fridays, Foster ParentingApr. 11, 2012

Foster parenting: the realities

She misses her Daddy Our little “L” has always been a daddy’s girl. Due to reasons I won’t go into here, she hasn’t seen her daddy for several weeks. Normally, she visits her parents once a week right after nap time. Lately, while putting her to nap or bed, she’s been asking “See Daddy?” I always have had to respond the same. “No honey, you’re not going to see your daddy today.” I’ve shared with her that Daddy is having some troubles, and we should pray for him. We have discussed this more than a few times. The other night […]

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