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Episode 8: Foster Care & the Heart of God (w/ Jamie Finn)

Key Question: We know that God’s heart is for children and for the vulnerable. How can we follow His heart?

Hey, neighbors! We are honored to have you on this journey with us as we grow and practice biblical justice and compassion together.

This week, we are joined by Jamie Finn, who is a dear friend of mine. Jamie is the best-selling author of Fostering the Family, founder and president of Foster the Family, host of the Real Mom Podcast, founder and owner of Goods & Better, a speaker, and TBRI practitioner.

In our conversation, you’ll hear how we can unite our lives with the heart of God, how Jamie learned to localize living out the Gospel, the perspective we should carry of experiencing trials, what our goal of parenting should be, and so much more.

This truly is a conversation you don’t want to miss.


Many of us have this idea that we have to travel overseas in order to serve the Kingdom. But often, our mission field can be found in our very own backyard, our community, and our county.

How are we then to get involved in the mission around us? The call to serve is not just to “Go” but to “Go, where you are.” Every part of our life is our mission field.

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We hope this episode has encouraged you as you think about practicing biblical justice and compassion together. That’s the goal! If so, will you tell others?

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Meet Our Guest

Jamie Finn is a biological, adoptive, and foster mother. When she’s not homeschooling, changing diapers, playing Pokemon, making slime, and singing “Let it Go,” she spends her time encouraging, equipping, and serving foster and adoptive parents. She is the host of the Real Mom Podcast, co-founder of Goods & Better, and the director of Foster the Family, a nonprofit which encourages and supports foster and adoptive families, mobilizes the church and community, and advocates for vulnerable children. Jamie is the author of Fostering the Family: Encouragement, Hope, and Practical Help for the Christian Foster Parent. She lives with her husband of 16 years, Alan, in New Jersey with their seven children (two by birth, three adopted, and two welcomed through foster care).

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