Foster care adoption often gets confused with foster care. But they are not exactly the same. Foster care is when a child needs a temporary place to stay while their biological caregivers work on becoming more stable and safe. The goal of foster care is for children to reunify (go back to) their biological families. And that happens 50% percent of the time. The other 50% of the time, the child becomes legally free to be adopted. Many do not know that there are children in foster care who are ready to be adopted and you can adopt them without being a foster parent. Marcy’s new book shares all about how to adopt through foster care adoption, and equips readers to walk this road, know what to expect, and how to prepare!
When we were TTC, I used to imagine that birth was the “end” of the story. It was the “Happily…
Ann Voskamp says, “Gratitude precedes the miracle.” Just like the breeze precedes the rain.
Because as we thank God for what He has already abundantly given, we see and remember what He has already given us. And we see that He is enough. He does something in our hearts. He prepares us to receive His rain.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, more moms (than ever before) are wondering what their options are for next school year. Because of the possibility of children being required to wear masks, and other “restrictions” and guidelines, some parents feel the school “system” will become an even more “systemic,” and sterile environment. (Not the vibrant, hands-on enivronment we are used to in the younger years.) Some parents are wondering, deep down, “Would it be better (would my child thrive more) at home, than at school?” Here are 5 unexpected joys I discovered through homeschooling.
You were born for such a time as this.
Yes. For this pandemic. This COVID-19.
And you have been training your whole life for this. Your whole life.
This time, when the world pauses together, and weeps together.
And no one knows what’s going to happen next, or how bad it’s going to get.
This grief. This fear.
This standing still.
The gasping, the panting, the reaching out…
of a dying world.