My husband and I are proud parents of three foster children and four children of our own. We became foster parents after the foster home that our first foster child came from lost their license due to lack of proper judgment on raising a teenage girl. She was our daughter’s best friend and she was really excelling in the school system that we live in. Generally foster kids move to many homes in their life and if they can at least stay in the same community where they seem to be doing well, we were happy to be a part of that. She now lives on her own and goes to Grand Rapids Community College here in Michigan.
When she left we didn’t necessarily plan on continuing to be foster parents. We have a rather large six bedroom home and there is a problem within the foster system that we figured we could probably do our part to help at least a little bit. Many times large sibling groups get split up and sent to different homes because there is not a home large enough for them. Our home was perfect. So then began our interest in adopting a large sibling group. We thought we would keep our license for foster care while we were waiting for the long adoption process to be completed.
Well, the Lord does not always have the same plan for us as we do. First the foster agency called and asked us to take one boy then two months later we got another call to take two brothers. We are in the process of adopting the two brothers and the other boy is in the process of being adopted by someone else. We probably won’t be looking into that large sibling group anytime soon. As our house is slowly filling up with our new kids I realize this is not really our choice; it is more of a plan that was chosen for us by God.
Sometimes the best gift you can give to another person is yourself!
Heather and Bronnson Davis*
*Heather Bronnson is the phlebotomist where Ruth and I receive our medical treatment from our family physician Dr. William DuBois in Canadian Lakes Michigan. When I met Heather, I asked her about her husband and children and she then shared with me about her family and how God is leading them to open their home to precious foster children not only, but to adoption as well. I am so awed by the love of Jesus in their lives. I am so grateful to be able to call such godly people my friends. They are living the core values of the Christian life, and they view needy kids not as objects but as very the subjects of their love. Every so often you meet people who more than having God’s love have become God’s love. Such is the case here, and I am proud to feature them on my website. You can contact Heather and Bronnson Davis about foster parenting and adoption at firstname.lastname@example.org
I WAS A STRANGER, AND YOU INVITED ME IN – Jesus Christ