Thirteen years into our marriage God interrupted our lives with the placement of 3 foster kids into our home. We had waited a very long time to start a family, and adoption seemed like a “good” thing to do. We had NO idea what we were getting into when we started this journey, and that it would become more about them than the selfish desire to start a family. We went from 0 to 3 kids in a flash. People thought we were crazy, but the minute we met them we couldn’t say no.  At the time they were 21 mos., 3 and 6. Our quiet life became chaos very quickly and is showing no sign of slowing down. We started home schooling on the advice of therapists who said it would be the best way to achieve healing and bonding. These are our stories. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE these kids, but it has only been through the unfailing strength of my husband J.R. and the unfailing love of God that I can do this. The kids are Mia (14), Angel (11), and Zian (9). They’ve been in our home 7 years and it’s been an amazing journey of ups and downs. I want to be a support for other people who want to or have adopted, and an advocate for adopting abused and neglected children from this country.


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