“…he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks.”

WILLIAMS FAMILY

How did you initially get involved in foster care/adoption?

We started our foster care journey because a friend was in need. We started as “kinship” foster for a little boy. During the year that we cared for him, we felt God was urging us to get licensed. The little boy was reunited with his mom in December 2016. We became fully licensed in January 2017. We received the call February 27, 2017 for two little boys. We answered God’s Call and we answered the call. Initially, we were told they would reunify quickly. Ten months later we were asked if we would consider adoption. We are now in the process of adopting these two precious boys and hope to finalize in the summer of 2019.

Tell us a little bit about your journey.

This has been quite the journey. There have been so many highs and lows in the last 22 months. There are so many challenges and so many triumphs. There have been so many times we have wanted to say, “this is too hard, we aren’t cut-out for this, there is too much pain”… And, frankly, we aren’t cut-out for this, this is too hard and there is too much pain…. And, with God…
God has given us the strength, the perseverance, the wisdom and the help to keep us going, to hold us up and He continually reminds us that we are not alone!
The lowest points of the journey are when we uncover another layer of what was, another layer of hurts, another deep wound that was hidden away. When we have to face the brokenness and sadness. When our hearts break over and over again for each of them. That is so very difficult.
The highest points of the journey are when we see transformation. When we see them change before our eyes from scared, lost, hurt and broken shells into smiling, laughing little boys with no adult cares or worries. When we remind them of how God sees them and we see the flicker of understanding in their eyes, even for a brief second. The sweet moments that we get to share the love of Christ with them. The sweet moments when others in the church pour their love on them.

How can we pray for you?

We would love for you to pray for continued healing of their hearts. We pray for wisdom in parenting and pointing them constantly to God. We pray for strength, there is still a tough road ahead for them.