What if you’re not on the same page as your spouse?
Also, just because you’ve already fostered or adopted before, it doesn’t mean that you’ll continue to be in agreement about adding more children to your home. Before you add any children, whether it’s the first or the sixth, take a step back and evaluate. Sometimes, you do need to pump the breaks. You are not the rescuer nor the Savior of any children. As a team, you and your spouse have to be willing to listen to each other. Ask your spouse what it’s like for them and be willing to hear them out. Step back and discern what’s best and then trust one another. The bible doesn’t call you out by name to say you need to foster or adopt. You are not the only person that could care for this child, and maybe your role this time is to empower and encourage another family. Maybe you’re called to do something for someone else who should and could take this child.
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