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We’ve started the Every Child program to bring awareness and education around foster care while bringing highly committed foster parents into the system.

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Changed Home, Changed Hearts

Changed Home, Changed Hearts

It’s a Saturday in January in Portland. To no one’s surprise, it’s raining. Not the mist that accompanies so many winter days here. Today, it’s pouring. The few pedestrians out have to shield themselves from the spray and splash of the passing cars. It’s the kind of day that brings out words that start with “D”: Dark. Dreary. Dismal.

But in a townhouse in northeast Portland, something bright and beautiful is going on.

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Brooke the Brave

Brooke the Brave

"My mommy dead. My mommy died at my house."

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A Glimpse of our Story: Fostering and Adoption

A Glimpse of our Story: Fostering and Adoption

Huge life events often yield more emotions than I can clearly convey, but last night my excitement over this upcoming week was interrupted by these thoughts. I knew this journey wasn't going to be easy, but I also knew that I had committed to the long haul. This is a glimpse of our story as we walk through fostering and adopting. There is great joy in the midst of these emotions, a joy that surpasses all understanding.

This is right where I am supposed to be.

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O-TAY OLIVER

O-TAY OLIVER

"Do you have an old sheet?" Those were the first words out of the CPS worker's mouth when I opened our front door.

Apparently little Oliver* was filthy and soaking wet. He had been taken from his mentally unstable mother in the back of a police cruiser, and brought directly to our house. The worker wanted to wrap him in a sheet and carry him straight to the bathtub. While she was wrapping our next gift, I started filling the tub with warm water. I tried to imagine how my own kids would react to this kind of welcome, stripped down and exposed to complete strangers.

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