National Foster Care Month has been celebrated every May since 1988. Each year the President of the United States issues a Presidential Proclamation to show appreciation and gratitude to foster parents across the nation during this month.
Did you know that New Life Adoptions has licensed foster families who can provide foster care for newborns when birth parents need more time to consider their options or need more time to make an adoption plan? We currently have three licensed foster homes that are ready and willing to care for a newborn at a moment’s notice. These families meet all the state rules and regulations of being a licensed foster home, which includes many hours of continuing education each year. We want to introduce our foster families to you and share why they have chosen to provide foster care for New Life Adoptions.
Meet Geoff and Bonnie
Geoff and Bonnie have been married for 26 years and have been providing foster care services with New Life Adoptions for thirteen years. Geoff and Bonnie state, “Our three children were all adopted through New Life. Two of them were in New Life’s foster care before they came home. The foster families our two children had were very warm and made us feel comfortable, along with giving our children excellent care. After our adoptions, we remained involved with New Life’s many activities and events. We inquired about whether there was a need for foster families, as we felt led to provide the kind of care our children had to others in need”. Two of Geoff and Bonnie’s children are now adults, both going to college and working. Their youngest is a junior in High School, balancing PSEO classes and work. Geoff and Bonnie’s service to New Life has also extended to many years of opening their home to young, pregnant women in need of housing.
Meet Brad and Michele
Brad and Michele have been married for almost 41 years. They have been providing foster care services for New Life Adoptions for almost 12 of those years. Brad and Michele have six children, and their youngest was adopted through New Life Adoptions. Two of their children are now married, and Brad and Michele have four grandchildren. Brad and Michele reflect on why they provide foster care at New Life: “We felt the Lord leading us in to foster care ever since our youngest, Emily, who joined our family through adoption with New Life, had been in foster care for a few weeks. We wanted to do for others what a foster family did for us. We love it!! God has blessed us immensely meeting birth parents, families, and adoptive families.”
Meet Adam and Amy
Adam and Amy have been married almost 19 years. They, along with their children Kaylie, Logan, and Sadie are “thankful to be one of the foster families serving New Life Adoptions”. They are a homeschooling family who enjoys traveling, board games, projects and traditions. Adam and Amy are new to foster care but are looking forward to supporting and encouraging both birth moms and adoptive parents through this unique opportunity to serve. They decided to pursue foster care after feeling led by God to open their home and hearts to others in this way. It has been a while since their own children were babies, but they have very fond memories of those special days. Adam and Amy feel honored as they prepare to stand in the gap during this precious and important developmental time for newborns.
We at New Life Adoptions are so thankful for the sacrifices these families make. They allow our clients to have the option of foster care while feeling assured that their baby is receiving the greatest care possible. This grants our clients the time that they need to make very big decisions regarding their child’s future.
Happy Foster Care month and thank you foster families!