Meet Other Foster Families
Meet the Kittelson Family
Thad and Nicole have been fostering for almost 2 years now. They adopted their oldest daughter at birth through a private adoption lawyer, have a homegrown daughter, and are in the process of fostering to adopt. They have welcomed a total of 3 boys into their home and are currently awaiting another placement of either a little boy or girl. Their hearts are passionate for the orphans, children in waiting, foster care, and helping those who wish to answer God's call as well. Please feel free to contact them via email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to connect or learn more about their family. They would love to answer any questions or just be there as a support for you.
Meet the Hillabush Family
Mac and Naomi have just entered into the journey of fostering to adopt. They have one biological son, a second son that they adopted from Ethiopia and are currently pursuing foster adoption through Tacoma Youth for Christ. If you are beginning this journey as well,this is a family who may be having some of the same experiences, frustrations, and/or joys as you. Please contact them via email at email@example.com They would love to answer any questions or just be there as a support for you.
Meet the Aust Family
Vaughn and Tammie Aust have been involved in foster care for the past
6 months. They have two biological sons and are fostering a brother and sister sibling set through Tacoma Youth for Christ. They are huge advocates for the foster care system and those who would like to begin the journey. Please feel free to contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org They would love to answer any questions or just be there as a support for you.
Meet the Busch Family
"When are the kids coming?" is a question heard in our house many times a week. Last weekend Brad and I left to go somewhere and Adalynn (our 4 year old) said "Are you bringing the kids home with you?" (this is not the first time either).
If someone would have told me 2 years ago that we would be about to finalize our foster care license with the intention to foster to adopt a sibling group (2 kids from 4-8 years old) I would have thought they were crazy! We have crazy busy lives. Brad and I both work. My career is very demanding and takes a lot of time away from our family. We have two beautiful and perfect children. We do not have a lot of extra room in our house which has been under construction for 7 years! How on earth will we afford college for 4 children! Yet, I can not explain the calmness for me about this journey. I have never felt so certain, so calm, so confident in any decision I have ever made. Not when I got married, or bought our first or second home, or had either one of my current children, or decided to be a working mom, or changed firms....never.
We have taken the classes and attended every information session possible. We are as aware as we can be of how difficult and challenging it will be to open our home and our hearts to other's children. Family members think we are crazy. Still, I have no doubt that we are meant to change the lives of other children by opening our home and welcoming them into our family.
Whenever anyone questions our choice I simply say "If not us, then who? Who would be in a better position to step up and make a difference?". We are great parents, we have the love, the finances,the support, the room, children who are over the moon excited to have two more brothers or sisters (unless you ask Colton who says he can't handle two more sisters). If not us, then who?