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  1. That is truly touching. We did foster parenting for newborns when I was in high school as the interim family before adoption. I don’t know how I would have felt if my parents wanted to adopt, but I surely didn’t want to give up those babies, but knew they were going to be with a family that God chose for them. We had 4 little boys. Lauren, thanks for sharing and I know Jacob will look back one day to know that you are best sister he could have ever possibly imagined!

  2. Shelly Foster says

    I think it tells a more honest story when people are honest that it isn’t always roses with fostering, foster to adopt or adoption itself. I love that she was honest in her feelings and the emotions she felt!! I love your posts – I am adopted from foster care ( I was 2.5 yrs old) and adopted my son in private adoption from girl at church. And my best friend and her hubby have adopted one from foster to adopt and have a second they are hoping to adopt 🙂 Thanks for telling different sides to the story!! LOL on side note are y’all from Seattle? that was where i was adopted to (from Spokane) than we ended up in Centralia!

  3. Susan and Lauren, thanks for sharing. Jacob is a blessing!

  4. Thanks for your comment Shelly – I agree, it is better to tell the whole story = not just the warm and fuzzy, although we hd the warm and fuzzy in the end, it was trusting God in His plan! Yep, in Seattle – born and raised!

  5. Both you Susan and Lauren are amazing I have spoken to my husband about becoming foster parents it is still in the talk especially since we still have 3 small children and learning the ropes of parenting. What you and your family have done is a blessing for Jacob as well as for you family. May the Lord continue blessing you all every step of the way.

  6. Thank you so much for your kind words. God makes a way for what ever His plan is….. if it is to be in your journey, He will make a way. I pray you find encouragement in the other areas you might support families who are in the midst of the journey 🙂

  7. Gretchen Marinacci says

    Lauren that was so amazing to read your outlook. we are in a similiar situation with my 16 year old son and now I understand how he feels. I felt he was being selfish and mean and now see that he was scared and felt like he was being replaced. thank you for sharing and being honest about how you really felt. I hope that someone else can get the prospective that i just gained and be able to understand how everyone feels. best of luck to you and Jacob