Brady’s eyes and mischievous look pulled in this “old Grandpa” as the door opened at their home for my first visit with the foster family that our PRC team had been assigned through Fostering Hope.
What a pleasure for me to meet foster Mom and Dad, Brady and his two sisters, Mahlia and Ainsley.
They decided that they would call me Mr. Bob and I confess, my heart melted a bit with each visit, hug, wave and hearing them call out Mr. Bob.
Fostering Hope helps teams to affirm and support foster parents in caring for neglected and abused children.
The local Fostering Hope Coordinator, Laura Moody, helped eight Pulpit Rock members come together as a team and led us as we came along side this precious family.
We met monthly and asked what their needs were, and over the months we were able to:
- provide meals
- help with errands
- do laundry
- do yard work
- let mom and dad out for a date night
- help with party planning
- enjoy backyard barbecues
- pray for their many needs
At the celebration on June 12th, the family and many friends were at the court to witness the official adoption ceremony that united this beautiful family together with one name.
Mahlia was showing her beautiful smile. Ainsley was blossoming. And well, Brady, he was flashing his eyes. Mom and Dad were beaming from ear to ear.
Wouldn’t you like to be part of the next Fostering Hope team that is forming at Pulpit Rock?
Written by Bob Waterman
If you or your small group would like to adopt and support a foster family, contact Laura Moody.