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19
Mar
2013
FosterDad

James 1:27 tells us that “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction….”  It really is that simple.   In the context of James’ letter, he was encouraging those who follow Jesus to be followers of action, Jesus’ actions: “But be doers of the […]

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Lord of the Rings vs. Foster Care & Adoption, Family Matters Blog, Steve Rose

I am a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings books and movies.  The movies do take on different meanings and scenes then the books do sometimes, but they are both enjoyable.  There is a scene in the 2nd LOTR movie, The Two Towers, that speaks volumes to me about foster care and adoption. […]

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SneakPeek

Speakers: Dr. Tim Kimmel, Peter Bartolini and Susan TeBos.  The speakers plan to give these parents a message of grace, but also HOPE.   Topics: Raising Foster & Adoptive children, The Four Freedoms, 3 Inner Needs and perspectives from Foster and Adoptive parents.   A “Q & A Panel” made up of our guest speakers […]

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Mommy Grace, Darcy Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Adoption is such a beautiful thing.  Something that opens us up to blessings we could never imagine, and challenges we might not have expected. When we began our fostering journey, I remember thinking that the whole point of the foster parent training was to take our rose-colored glasses off, stomp on them, and hand them […]

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08
Mar
2013
Foster Care is NOT Easy, Do it Anyway, Family Matters Blog, Steve Rose

My family jumped into the foster care arena in the spring of 2012.  After finishing classes, we waited until August to officially go on the list, and got placed almost immediately with a 4 day old boy.  We still have him, and have also fostered a newborn girl for a week, as well as another […]

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06
Mar
2013

Grace for the Runaway Heart

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SusanTeBosFeature

When my second child decided to run away I knew in my heart to give him the space to do it.  He was twelve, swimming in the confusion of puberty, attacked by hormonal changes and sifting through some junk in his heart.  He needed to run, clear his head, and go it alone, for a […]

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04
Mar
2013
Foster-Event-forFMblog

Family Matters is partnering with Phoenix Suns Charities to bring you: Foster & Adoptive Parenting Conference! Click HERE to register for the event.  Although the conference is FREE, there are a limited amount of spaces – so register today! This event is also sponsored by the following: Central Christian Church Chick-fil-A KPXQ Radio Thrivent Financial […]

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Foster or Adopt

“How did you make the decision to do this?” This is the question I hear the most from people when they find out we foster kids.  Most of the time, it is well-meaning people who are agonizing whether or not fostering/adoption is for them. Let’s be honest; 99.7% of the time, the wife is for […]

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