Anthony and Sage
How many years have you served as a foster parent, and to how many children?
7 years. We did some respite placements before taking a break to pursue our international adoptions. We have had 2 pre-adoptive placements of older children.
Why did you become a foster parent?
We felt led to open our home to older children who were, for lack of a better term, “stuck in the system”. We have never felt led to open our home to babies or younger children.
Why do you continue to be a foster parent?
We have recently been made aware of the plight of teens who are aging out of foster care before having a chance to graduate. That is our current focus.
Describe your family dynamic.
Married 26 years
2 homegrown- daughter is a senior in college, son a freshman
2 adopted internationally- 15 year old boy 14 year old girl
17 year old foster son
All different ethnicities :)
What is your favorite activity to do as a family?
Anything with our church.
What has God taught you as a foster parent?He has reminded us that He is in control and it is our obligation as His followers to be obedient and go where He leads us. Obedience is rarely easy, but always fruitful.