As anyone who has walked the path of foster care knows, it can be one of the most rewarding and the most challenging paths in life. Something that I find that helps on those most difficult days is reading about and relating to others who are on this same journey.
As we were preparing to join the ranks of foster parents, I came across quite a few bloggers sharing the good, bad, and everything between in foster care. I’ve shared my favorites with you below!
First up is The Beggs Bunch. Mama Bear Beggs blogs about life as a wife to an “adventure seeker” and “mama bear to boys + a few depending on the season.” She shares her candid, humorous take on the journey of fostering in addition to raising her own brood, and the crazy times that ensue. Her no-holds-barred approach to writing is sure to make you chuckle and wish you could hang out IRL (in real life).
Next on my list is Whichever Shoe Fits where the sweet Bailey shares her heart on their foster care journey after the heartbreak of an infertility diagnosis. Her unending faith in the Lord through it all will inspire you to keep trucking along no matter where this adventure takes you.
Then we have Jason Johnson: a husband, father, and foster parent who writes and speaks about faith, family, and foster care. I appreciate being able to read Jason’s posts and gain some insight into the male perspective on foster care and being a foster dad. It helps widen my viewpoint on how foster care affects the whole family, as well as both partners within a marriage. He also provides information on how churches can aid members on their foster care journey.
Last, but not least, we have Foster the Family whose mission is to provide encouragement and “help moms foster their families to love Jesus and be mission focused.” The colloquial, straightforward, and sincere nature of her posts makes you feel like you’re having a conversation with a friend over hot chocolate. In addition to posts on her family’s foster care journey, she also shares helpful advice on topics like gift ideas for your foster/adoptive child’s biological mother.
As you walk this path of foster care or look deeper into whether it is the right choice for you and your family, I hope and pray that these blogs will be a source of light and inspiration in your lives as they have been in mine.