Our family is made up of our three children you see here in pictures, and many you other children you will only see here from time to time. My husband and I served in the foster care system over nine years fostering in a group home and in our own personal home. We fostered 40 children in all, 39 girls and one boy. God allowed us to "officially" adopt our 40th foster care placement. She brings us so much joy. Our other foster children are now almost all adults living out in the world with families of their own. Though we are scattered we are still one family. We call them ours, they call us theirs. Our journey to adoption was a difficult one, but well worth the wait and the heartache. It has been in the journey that we have learned so much about God' s love and sacrifice for us. Our adoption, though through the foster care system, was handled as a private adoption in the end. It is a closed adoption.

In August 2015 we were able to meet our daughters biological sister and began arranging trips to travel to visit her. Her sister is also adopted from the foster care system. The girls currently live 10 hours apart.

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