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Court Is Hard on Foster Parents

Being in court, looking up at a judge, is a stark realization that your child’s life is in the hands of a court system you have no control over. I prayed against feelings of frustration,…
Shannon Spaid
February 3, 2020
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5 Truths for Foster Dads to Remember

Being a foster dad is the most beautiful opportunity to invest in the lives of children who come from hard places. It’s a rewarding, exciting, and purpose-filled experience. But it’s also really hard...
Mitch Nelson
December 12, 2019
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When Pizza Isn’t Enough

I will never forget how I felt when my son’s birth mother passed away. Of the many emotions that were running through my mind, there is one that sticks out.
Mitch Nelson
November 28, 2019
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Partnership in Parenting

Parenting. What a journey! Sometimes, it’s the greatest journey I’ve been on; other times, not so much. And what about when my child has multiple people parenting them? How do we manage?
Jillian Kellenberger
November 11, 2019
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Who Do You Love Most?

Foster care is a mix of emotions for us big people. I don’t pretend to know what it’s like for our little people. I just try to look for any clues I can.
Holly Gnuse
November 7, 2019
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Puke and Peace in Foster Care

Life in foster care—it’s something. We’ve all had that day that just does not go as planned. You’re driving to work—this might not sound like anything special, but trust me, it is. Today’s the first…
Jillian Kellenberger
September 16, 2019
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Hairy Vulnerability

Can I just admit something right now? I don’t really know what I’m doing. You’ve probably noticed. No, strike that. You’ve definitely noticed, and you’ve been kind. Sometimes you’ve shared your honest thoughts. I’m sure…
Holly Gnuse
September 5, 2019
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Does God Care?

Life got interesting in our household a few weeks ago. Two little girls, ages 3 & 4, entered our home and hearts. We love them and yet with all the joy, there are challenges.
Holly Gnuse
July 18, 2019