EP 16: Bio Babes and Foster Teens with Emily R.


Emily and her husband has fostered mostly older children.  When they learned Emily was pregnant, they didn't let that stop them from taking in two teen boys.  Not only did they work to make these boys feel a part of the family by getting involved in the boys' lives and letting the boys get involved in all aspects of Emily's pregnancy, they are also committed to the boys' reunification with their father.  

This is a great episode to learn what it looks like to foster older children.

Connect with Emily:  instagram // blog

EP 14: Instant Family with Shelby




Shelby is a brand new foster-to-adopt mom.  Recently, she and her husband finalized the adoption of their first non-respite care placement.  Congrats, Shelby!  In this episode, Shelby talks about what it's like to pursue foster-to-adopt as new, young parents, and tells the very funny and awesome story of what happened during her first placement.

Connect with Shelby:  instagram 

Respite Redefined EP 13: Deciding to Foster with Jamie

Jamie already had biological children when she and her husband decided to become foster parents.  A question that is frequently asked is How will this affect my biological children? Jamie gives great insight to how their days work, how foster care has both positively and negatively affected her family and encourages all us moms to keep embracing the crazy train that is foster care.


"I am crazy.  Anything that I do that appears crazy is in order to point to God and to bring Him glory.  And if I am trying to appear normal or pretend that I have it altogether, I'm not doing that for God, I'm doing that for my own glory."

2 Corinthians 5:13-14  If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life.  

Connect with Jamie:  instagram