With all that happened last week, Janet and I were unsure whether we wanted to continue with the foster care. But then we began to ask ourselves, "Why we began doing this."
- Our most selfish reason was that we wanted to adopt, we wanted to have children of our own. Apparently we are unable to have any of our own. I guess we could go through the whole fertility process, but I think it's better to adopt someone in need of a home.
- Secondly it provided a service and stability for the children. The city we live has expressed their concerns about retaining foster parents. When they asked us I couldn't tell you why, I can now.
- Third and most importantly, we are beginning to look at this as a ministry. I think that scares Janet a little. But we've in at one situation have been able to minister to a family member of the child we have in our home.
- Fourth we can't imagine never having know these children. Even the ones who have been in our home for just a short period of time have impacted our lives.