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Holly Gnuse

Clark County, WA

Meet Emma

Emma Roberson is that friend who asks good questions—the friend who is gracious, humble, and curious. She cares deeply for the local church, and having stepped into foster care as a foster parent with her…
Holly Gnuse
November 4, 2021
Sacramento County, CA

Meet Emily

Emily Smithhart is passionate about connecting churches and agencies in this work of foster care ministry. Emily was first introduced to foster care as a teen when she would babysit for a family that fostered.…
Holly Gnuse
October 29, 2021
Cobb County, GA

Meet Tess

Tess Dykstra exudes love for Jesus and people. Those closest to her know her for her honesty, hospitality, grace, and forgiveness. She is the real deal—someone who is continually seeking ways to learn and grow.…
Holly Gnuse
October 26, 2021
Aiken County, SC

Meet Tod and Gretchen

Meet our newest TFI Advocates! Tod and Gretchen Sawyer were drawn to foster care more than ten years ago. They opened their home as a foster family, and over the span of 10 years, they…
Holly Gnuse
October 26, 2021
Blog

From a Confused Foster Parent

We’ve passed the two-year mark in our foster care case: two years of navigating goal changes and uncertainty. As foster parents, we’ve attached, released, prepared to say goodbye, and stayed when goodbye didn’t come. We…
Holly Gnuse
July 19, 2021
Blog

4 Lessons for Every Foster Parent

The learning curve in knowing what to do and say as a foster parent feels steep sometimes. As children in your care are trying to make sense of all that is happening around them, and…
Holly Gnuse
November 5, 2020
Blog

Letting Go When You’re Attached

I suppose there is this moment in every parent’s journey. We know it’s coming at the start. The number of days that your child will grow within the walls of your home is limited. There…
Holly Gnuse
October 15, 2020
Blog

Reunification & Longing for Change

We’re on the cusp of reunification. Here, as we near the end, this isn’t what I thought it would be like. I wanted to feel secure in knowing that the same patterns would not repeat…
Holly Gnuse
October 1, 2020