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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The beginning...

A few weeks ago, I made a phone call. A very important phone call. One that will change our lives forever.

Christian and I scheduled our first home visit to begin our requirements to become foster parents!

After making the call, I was giddy. Elated. Had butterflies in my stomach! After 10 months of waiting for the right time to do this, we finally feel that it is here. Who honestly gets excited about foster care? Apparently we do.

I went around with a smile on my face the rest of the afternoon after that phone call. House work was suddenly more like "nesting," my thoughts were completely on preparing for a new life to enter our home. We would love for this to be a child's forever home- "fostering to adopt" is what we are hoping to do.

Soon I will write about our thought process of beginning foster care, but right now I just wanted to let you all know about it and ask for your prayers. We know that fostering is a crazy, topsy-turvy process. There are many friends of ours on this journey right now and I am not in the dark about the joys and difficulties that foster parents go through. However, for us it is worth it. As a friend of mine has said, "The right thing to do isn't always the easy thing, is it?"

Last night we began our training and started learning things like skills we need as foster parents and what the foster care system is like through the eyes of the child. We are learning so much, but I am already anxious to be through this process and ready to take on a child.

God has asked us to travel this road, and both Christian and I couldn't be more passionate about loving and providing for a child who is in desperate need of both.


  1. Oh Rachel, I am so pleased for you both!!! What wonderful, loving parents you will be, and how blessed you will be for opening your hearts and lives to a child who needs you so much.

    This is something I would love to do also, but sadly, my husband is not feel the same way. I will be following your journey!!!

  2. You are so sweet Penny! Thank you. :)

    There were definitely wives at our training who had FINALLY convinced their husbands to jump on the bandwagon. :) I was actually the one to suggest it to my husband also (although I was admittedly very nervous about his response). But I am sure thought that if God truly calls one spouse to foster care, he will eventually call both of them! No matter what though, I appreciate your support and prayers.

  3. That's amazing Rachel! I'm sure it will be a challenge, but a rewarding one.

  4. My husband and I have talked about this in the past (before I got pregnant). I am excited to hear about your experiences into this new adventure!

  5. Hi Ashley! I think you are right :)

    Nice to virtually "meet" you Meagan! I enjoyed reading your blog the other day :) I can't wait to share with you all how everything goes!