ADOPTION. FOSTER CARE. BIG FAMILY LIVING.

November 20, 2018

I am fiercely devoted to this family of ours, an unwavering advocate for foster care and adoption, and quick to encourage others to step up to the challenge of bringing children from hard places into their families. I take beautiful pictures of my beautiful life to sha...

November 13, 2018

Every day since our children have arrived has taken more from us than we knew we had in us to give.

During this journey, so many people have told us, "I could never be a foster parent. I'd get too attached."

If you've thought that, you might be exactly the kind of parent...

November 9, 2018

On Friday afternoon our fostering friends asked us if we would consider providing emergency placement for a sibling group of five children along with them. After many rapid-fire phone calls, text messages, and e-mails to multiple agencies and figuring out a plan to mak...

September 7, 2018

In real estate we have a process we go through when a property receives multiple offers from different buyer at the same time that we call Highest and Best. When a property has multiple buyers who place offers at the same time, the seller’s agent usually notifies each...

August 31, 2018

We are exhausted. Emotionally, physically, spiritually exhausted. It is hard to admit that our crew has reached maximum capacity, but it is true. We need a break. Typically we push through the exhaustion, but this time it is just too much. We have poured all of our ene...

June 5, 2018

“Sometimes the ‘hardest thing’ and the ‘right thing’ are the same.” That’s what The Fray sang in their hit song from 2005, All At Once. I find that rings true in many areas of our lives.

Being a foster family- saying yes to broken, hurting, traumatized children - is tru...

January 11, 2018

Today we are blessed to share a reflection from a dear friend and foster-mom in the trenches, Marie. If you read our Team #CooperCrew post,  you'll know Marie as our friend who rounded up (or guilted) people to help us with our remodel.

She and her husba...

December 23, 2017

Celebrating an adoption is such an exciting time! We were reminded this week that we are so incredibly blessed with friends and family who love our family well. After we finalized #PrincessAna's adoption on Wednesday, our friends gathered together to celebrate the perm...

December 1, 2017

Ah, the holidays: the most wonderful, chaotic time of the year! I think for most families, the last month of the year is a delicate dance between the beautiful and the crazy- the joy of seeing family mixed with the stress of, well, seeing family!

For families with kids...

October 18, 2017

Sometimes we are the face of foster care and adoption. Sometimes we are the family that friends refer their friends to when they’re considering foster care or adoption. Sometimes we publish a website about being a foster parent in the trenches. And sometimes we advocat...

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