Foster the Family
There's no manual for foster care. Becoming a foster parent is messy, exhausting, and sometimes overwhelming. But you aren't alone. Foster the Family is written by a foster parent, for foster parents, and offers relatable stories as well as hope and direction from God's Word when you desperately need it.
When it comes to the hectic life of a foster parent, Jamie Finn gets it. A mother who shares her home with as many as six biological, adoptive, and foster children at any one time, Jamie is no stranger to the court dates, appointments with therapists, and daily frustration that come with multiple children, each with unique stories and needs. But she's also experienced firsthand the joy and rewards.
In Foster the Family, Finn offers practical tips for foster parents navigating a broken system. Sharing everything from moments at the dinner table to the unexpected return of a child's biological family member, Foster the Family offers honest, empathetic insights through the lens of the gospel, including:
- It's okay to feel confused, heartbroken, and joyful at the same time
- Scripture offers truth and comfort about families in any form
- No two children, cases, or challenges are the same
- The foster care system is challenging, but not impossible
Being a foster parent can be the hardest and best call of your life. But there is hope.
About the Author
Jamie Finn is the mother of children through biology, adoption, and foster care. She’s the voice of the popular Foster the Family blog and Instagram account and the host of the Real Mom Podcast. Her “day job” is serving as the founder and director of Foster the Family, which brings practical and holistic support to foster parents. Jamie travels the country speaking to foster and adoptive parents at events including the Filled Retreat, which she founded. Her very favorite place to be is home in New Jersey with her husband, Alan, and their always-fluctuating number of children.