Foster & Adopt

Do You Have a Desire to Adopt?

There were many logical reasons for my husband and I not to think seriously about adoption. We had three kids…shouldn’t we be thankful for them? We had a teeny-tiny savings…

Bonding Over a Bucket

“Ok, Lord, this is NOT helping with our bonding!”  I was screaming the words to God in my heart as I tried to murmur reassuring words to my retching son,…

Joy Born from Loss

I’ve been nesting lately.  Toys sorted, clothing passed on, bedrooms repainted and furniture rearranged.  Our fifth child is arriving this week!  We have been experiencing the emotions all expectant parents…

Learning to Trust Again

“Mom, I’m just so scared God won’t answer my prayer since He didn’t answer my prayers for Grandma,” my daughter sobbed.  I was shocked out of my reassuring answer. She…

Choosing the Foster Care Journey

(Editor’s Note: In November, during National Adoption Awareness Month, MomLife Today enjoys having Adoptive and Foster moms share their hearts with you.  Meet Jami Kaeb, we ask that you lift up…

A Continued Calling

I woke up Sunday morning, groggy and grumpy. “Sweet Pea,”’ our 21-month-old foster baby, has sleep issues and finally gave up the fight at 5:00 a.m. As I lay in bed at…

Someone Else’s Child

My sweet son, While watching you play with a group of children, another mother commented that she “could never love someone else’s child.” Her eyes can only see a child…

Lessons Learned through Adoption

There are so many things I learned through my adoption journey that it seems almost too much to remember; yet, I want to remember it all. My journey started with…

How to Find Support when Parenting Adopted Children

One of our six children is adopted. We brought her home from the hospital at three days old to several weeks of celebrations as we introduced our unexpected but long prayed-for addition…

Special Needs Love

“Mommy, why did you even adopt me? Why did I have to be born with these pwoblems?” The little voice from the backseat was heavy with tears as we drove the last…

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