Foster & Adopt

It’s OK to Strive and Fall Short

I pictured myself as a mix of Mary Poppins and Carol Brady. We were welcoming in two new kids (ages five and two years old), and I was going to…

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…

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…

All They Need

“Neenada!” My five-year-old spit out the Russian equivalent of “Stop it!” Now what? I thought. My daughter was having clothing issues again. Pants too loose? Wrong color? Too high in…

How Do You Stop the Whining, Already?

Ashley Escue, mother of five sons and a foster mom of dozens, she loves her kids and has been thrilled to discover that through foster care she can have a…

The Christmas Letter

Ashley is back with another video for us. This time she shares a Christmas letter she wrote and a special gift she received.

Meet Ashley Escue

Meet Ashley Escue, mother of 5 sons and a foster mom of dozens over several years.  She loves her kids and has been thrilled to discover that through foster care…

Being on the Same Page About Adoption

There’s a longing that’s been inside of me since about high school. In fact, I remember sitting in the gym bleachers and saying it to my friends out loud for…

Adoption: Pray and Prepare

“Hi! Are you Megan? Everyone has told me I need to talk to you! My husband and I are in the process of adopting from [overseas], and I would just…

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