Julia DesCarpentrie

Julia DesCarpentrie

Julia DesCarpentrie is passionate about orphan care, adoption and fostering. She has been blessed to live out God’s call on her life in those areas through her work with The CALL (Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime), a foster care church initiative encouraging more Christian families to foster children in need. Julia has been an advocate for the fatherless for 10 years, as both a volunteer and also serving with Hope for Orphans before her work with The CALL. She is also an active volunteer in the community and has served on several community boards. She continues to minister to other mothers and foster/adoptive families through writing and speaking with MomLife Today. Julia is the mom of five children entrusted to her care through birth, adoption and fostering. She and Branden have been married for 16 years.

Redefining Love

Three moms in the first four years of life would confuse any child. So there is little wonder that my son has a hard time understanding love—trust is an intricate…

Invisible Ministry

Missionaries, foster and adoptive families, pastors… It’s easy to recognize their “calling.” They are making a big impact in God’s kingdom! We love to read stories on social media of…

Evolving Family

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” Alex Haley I was blessed to grow up in a tight-knit, loving family. Every holiday,…

The Need for Community

I sat on my bed in a darkened bedroom crying my eyes out. I had once again been rejected by my young son we had adopted. I felt like we…

The Beauty of Do-Overs

The second the words left my mouth, I knew I blew it. I had been working so hard to build trust with this little boy who had his heart broken…

How to Help Kids Be on Time

7:45 a.m.: “Kids, please be ready to leave in 10 minutes.” 7:55 a.m.: “Kids, go get in the car and buckle up.” 7:55 a.m.: Notice son scrambling to find his…

Intentional Intimacy

My friend and I were trying to figure our men out. We had each been married five years and each had two young children. We missed the spontaneous intimacy of our pre-children days early…

Swimming Lessons

My youngest son does not have much fear.  He’s a leap before you look kind of guy.  When he was 2 years old and my oldest son was 4, I…

Chameleon Mom

“Please close our foster home…” These were very painful words to type. The decision to close our home to fostering was far harder to make than the decision to open…

Traveling Home for the Holidays

Our family is counting down the days until we travel north to spend the holidays with our extended families. My children are already planning sleepovers with cousins, relatives and friends…

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