Foster Care/Adoption

Foster Care/Adoption

CASA

For over a year now, I have been a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. This is something God called me to do about four years ago at an event at Lake Valley Community Church. I was deeply called to be a voice, an advocate for foster children. You see, I was in foster care as an infant and was adopted into an abusive family. However, I told God this would be too…

Team Hall

Have you ever been picked first for a team? Whether it was for a pick-up basketball game or a class project, isn’t it just the best feeling to be chosen? You are publicly affirmed. You are wanted. You are seen as someone with a useful skill. As children, it is so important for us to have the experience of being chosen, valued, loved, accepted and affirmed. This serves as…

The Call to Care

The CALL continues to GROW! We are beyond proud that the Christian community continues to support all families that have opened their homes.  With the national average of retention after the 1st year of fostering being 38% remaining open, our 100% status is nothing short of a miracle from above and a testimony to the power of God’s people!  Thank you Lake Valley for…

The Call to Foster Care

Now is probably not the best time to ask me to write about the joys and wonders of fostering. I just spent the last fifteen minutes or so trying to get a two year old to understand that screaming and crying are not optimum communication styles. She is not convinced. In fact, she is quite demonstrably adamant that she has it right and I have it wrong. So, fostering can be…