Forever families

It’s National Adoption Month!

John and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this year. Looking back over our 20 years together, I’m amazed to see the landscape of circumstances and experiences that have made us “us.” Moves, job changes, church plants, seminaries, births, deaths, friends, changes, conflicts, resolutions… all the twists and turns of walking with Jesus… but I can honestly say I don’t think anything has touched us quite like the experience of becoming a adoptive family.

Our family has been changed forever by foster care and adoption. God has used the experience of being a foster and adoptive family to challenge us, change us, break us, and draw us, always, closer to himself. It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever done, without a doubt, but also the one most packed-full of blessing and growth.


Nearly 100,000 children in the US are in foster care and waiting for a forever family. Each year more than 23,000 kids “age out” of the system with no family to call their own.

Want to participate in a fun social media campaign this month to help raise awareness for foster care and adoption? During the month of November, Bethany Christian Services is hosting a fun and easy way for your family to help spread the word and find loving homes for waiting children.

Here’s the link to find out more about it. It looks like fun!

Also, stay tuned here at kitchenstool for a new series during the month of November called

2 Ways Adoption is Changing Me…

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