Foster parents face a unique set of circumstances and experience a wide array of emotions that few can relate to. Their journey is one of equal parts beauty and brokenness, joy and heartache, excitement and exhaustion. There is no textbook on how to be a foster parent, no formula, no simple three-step guide.
...in God’s capacity to bring great beauty out of tragic brokenness. This is the gospel – the lens through which you can filter your foster parenting journey and ultimately find the strength, motivation and courage you need to be sustained along the way.
ReFraming Foster Care is a collection of reflections on the foster parenting journey designed to help you do just that – find hope – and remind you that your work is worth it and you are not alone.
Each chapter includes personal reflection and group discussion questions - so you can read it alone and/or use it in a group!
It is an honor to speak at church services, conferences, forums, retreats, organizational trainings, seminars and benefit dinners as well as other orphan care related gatherings all around the country. I take the trust given to me by event organizers very seriously and work hard to steward it well for the good of the people we are serving. In addition to the blog articles, below are some resources for you to read through, listen to and watch as you prayerfully consider having me speak at your church or event.
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I believe the Church has the unique capacity and calling to care for vulnerable children and families - and support those who do - in powerful ways. That's why we spend so much time developing resources to encourage families and equip churches.
If you are a pastor, ministry leader, advocate or family, click the button below to view the most recent church-based ministry guides, curriculums and books.
Much of my time is spent with church and organizational leadership teams helping them to develop strategic and sustainable foster care, adoption and orphan care oriented engagement strategies. I would love to help your church take the next steps in its ministry or your organization engage the Church and surrounding community more effectively.
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I grew up in the Dallas area most of my life and attended Texas A&M from 1998 to 2002. Emily and I met on campus in the fall of 2001 and were married in June of 2002. We have four daughters. The youngest was placed in our home in April 2012 by Child Protective Services at 3 days old and was adopted in late 2013 through the foster care system. We live in College Station, TX.