Living in the Uncomfortable of our Calling.

Each Foster parents journey to approval has its own path.  Some begin years before sitting infront of a social worker, a calling that sits in the heart of a person. For others it hits with a bang, an instant need that you fall into. For each family though, I believe, that we come in with…

I’ve thought about becoming a foster carer…

Have you said those words? Googled how to become a carer? You certainly wouldn’t be alone. There is a incredible wide gap between the number of submissions for information and the number of people who follow through with an application. So what stops people? Fear. Particularly, the fear of the unknown. It isn’t the only…

A vulnerable child?

The term ‘vulnerable’ has been throw around a lot in recent months. As a global community we have banded together, locked ourselves away, watched as businesses have come to a halt, in a combined effort to ensure that the ‘vulnerable’ in our society are given a chance to live. When I speak of a taking…

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

Each May I delve a little more in depth to the heart of foster care. If you have followed Our Family Grows for any length of time you will know that this isn’t just something we talk about, we have a passion to see each and every child reach their God given potential and sometimes…

FosterNow

“Dear God.  Thank-you for baby J. Keep him safe when he goes to his new family. Keep us safe so we can be ready for the next foster kid that we can look after. Amen”   That was my 5 year old son’s prayer last night. Unassisted, that’s what he chose to pray for. Baby…

An Aussie Thanksgiving

Running a little late but….as they say, better late then never! It is a little strange to be talking about Thanksgiving, a North American tradition, from here in aussieland but with a Yank for a husband and having had my firstborn in the US, it is important for us to continue these experiences for our…

Caden’s Dedication

Our baby boy is growing so fast. This gorgeous time seems to fly by! I have been blessed with a very very good baby (so far…I know this can change fast! I have first hand experience…) Caden is peaceful, talkative, attentive, curious, relational, strong and cuddly. Isn’t it amazing how well you can know your…