Editors Note: I read the post below on FaceBook and the author, Moriah McCrary, was gracious enough to allow me to post it here on our blog. One might read this and wonder why a foundation who is concerned with adoption would be concerned with fostering. Our foster system is so broken. Just ask anyone who has had any dealings with the system. Children need a loving home. Period. So, whether it is through adoption or through a broken foster system, they still need a loving home. A home where they can learn about God's love, about Jesus' sacrafice for them and how to live a life worth living. A home that will teach them what love looks like between a mother and father. Unconditional love is not something we understand or learn without it being shown to us. Open your heart. Open your home...just like the McCrary's. ~Robin
Y’all let’s be honest, foster care is HARD!!! Let me say that again.... foster. care. is. HARD!!!!! If you have ever been a foster parent you know exactly what I mean.
This precious baby right here, I love to pieces! He has the sweetest little spirit and the most adorable dimples and cutest little Puerto Rican curls!!!
But what you don’t see, is the 4 weeks that we had to over come his terrible biting habits.
What you don’t see is the tears in his mother’s eyes when I have to take him back home from his visits with her.
What you don’t see, is the sleepless nights he, Josh, and I get from the very first day he came into our home.
What you don’t see, is the worry, fear, and tears Josh and I share for this baby when he does go back into his mother’s care.
What you don’t see, is the love my biological children have for him and how they beg for us to “keep him”.
What you don’t see, is him coming into our home and only knowing one word and is helpless when it comes to communicating.
What you don’t see, is us training him every night to pray to God for his mommy.
What you DO see...
Is a foster dad who loves enough to be selfless and take this child in like his own. No matter all the obstacles we face helping this baby heal, somehow we just keep pushing through. I know there are days that God literally carries our entire family through. This little boy has came into our lives and we have given him our hearts and one day he will leave us and it will break our hearts. But, we just have to remind ourselves daily... foster care-isn’t about us. It’s about him and every other child who enters our home.
So if you’ve ever considered foster care, my momma heart says DO it!!! But be ready for some of the hardest work and broken hearts you’ll ever face!
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