• Foster the Family

  • Encouragement, Hope, and Practical Help for the Christian Foster Parent
  • By: Jamie C. Finn
  • Narrated by: Jamie C. Finn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There are great rewards that come along with being a foster parent, yet there are also great challenges that can leave you feeling depleted, alone, and discouraged. The many burdens of a foster parent's day - hurting children, struggling biological parents, and a broken system - are only compounded by the many burdens of a foster parent's heart - confusion, anxiety, heartache, anger, and fear.

With the compassion and insight of a fellow foster parent, Jamie C. Finn helps you see your struggles through the lens of the gospel, bringing biblical truths to bear on your unique everyday realities. In these short, accessible chapters, you'll find honest, personal stories and practical lessons that provide encouragement and direction from God's word as you walk the journey of foster parenting.

©2022 Jamie C. Finn (P)2022 eChristian

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Wonderful book

This book came at a much-needed time and I listen to it through Audible over 2 to 3 days. It touched my heart in so many ways and helped me see the bigger picture and realize that God has everything in control even though I may not see right now. Definitely recommend this book!

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Foster Parent Must Read

If you are a Foster Parent or are close to a Friend/family member who is- this is a must read. I love the way scripture is weaved in thru the dialogue, the raw picture of the chaos but also the narrative of heartache and messiness of foster care but also the beauty of it all. The gains, the losses, the validation of feelings- everything in this book is just a big hug to a foster parent.

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A must read for a foster family!

Wow, just wow! I love how real this book is. If I would not have stumbled on Jamie Finn on IG a couple years ago, I would not have the view I have on reunification that I do. This book just gave me a deeper insight and strength! There were tears and smiles. Thank you Jamie for taking the time to give this to us!! I encourage every foster family and anyone interested in becoming a foster family to read this!

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My heart, Jamie’s words

As a new foster parent, hearing Jamie’s hard won wisdom and experience has been a balm to my battered heart. I could not recommend this book more to anyone who is considering foster care, already in the foster/kinship/adoptive world and those supporting players who love someone walking this journey.

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Every Christian needs to read this

Jamie offers hope and encouragement to foster parents but this book has value far beyond that. Foster care is something you don’t understand until you are part of it and it is something the the whole Church ought to be involved in. This book can give you a picture of it to help you understand more and hopefully move you to action. As a foster parent God used this book to remind me of truth, point me to Jesus and help me keep going. I am confident it will be listed to many times!

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Great book for all parents!

This book, while intended for foster parents, is full of wonderful words for all parents. I laughed, cried, and had my toes stepped on. Thank you, Jamie, for writing about your experiences and reminding us of God’s faithfulness through this crazy journey of fostering.