Foster care doesn’t have to be “plan B.” My husband and I did not pursue foster care because of an inability to have biological children. We also didn’t do it because we are special or possess a unique ability to remain unattached from children that come into our home. Our plan from the beginning was to get “too attached” to our son whether he would stay in our home or not. The path of foster care is not safe for the heart but we embarked down this road, and hope to do it again, because there are children who need homes and because we have a Savior who has loved us like this. He willingly laid down his life in order to welcome us into his family forever and though we are imperfect in our love, this is what we want to aim to do for our children. Our road has involved many twists and turns, tears and sleepless nights, but we don’t regret for a moment our decision to venture down this path.
Please join us for a Foster Care Awareness event on Friday, February 24th titled “Caring for our Kids”. The event will take place at Third Avenue Baptist Church from 7:00-8:30 PM. Childcare will be available. You will have the opportunity to hear about the needs in our county from a Jefferson County State social worker, testimonies from several Christian foster families and children who have been adopted through foster care. Orphan Care Alliance will be partnering with us and sharing ways to get involved and for those who are interested in continuing on with foster care training through the state of Kentucky, this event counts as the required informational meeting that must be attended before training. For more information visit thirdave.org.