Nathan and I pre-kids
When we first married, Nathan and I decided that we wanted to be foster parents before having children. But life happened and our plans changed and now we find ourselves just starting the process with a two year old and one on the way! For me, the scariest part of becoming a foster parent is the possibility of exposing my children to abuse. It is estimated that 90% of all foster children have been sexually abused. From my experience working at a Rape Crisis Center, I have seen that many sexually abused children will imitate the behavior. Of course, that makes me fear for Elon. Even though I am going to keep a good eye out on the kids, I realize that I won't be able to see everything all the time. So, I am praying that the Lord will point us to the child that will not engage in such behaviors and that He will keep all of our children safe. I just can't wait to meet the child the Lord has waiting for us!