I am theirs and they are mine

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h e a r t, to foster love

Our kids aren’t really “ours,” you know? We’re foster parents, and the kids will very likely return to their family of origin at some undefined point in time. We don’t get to keep them. I’m not their dad.

But when the toddler screams “Dada!” in the night, I go to her as if I am.

And when she needs to be picked up and held, I do it as if I am.

And when she needs to be cuddled until she falls asleep again, I do it as if I am.

And when she needs to be laid back down in her bed, I do it with the utmost precision so as not to wake her–as if I am.

And for just that moment, and moments like it, I am theirs and they are mine.

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We are Haley and James Earley, a family of two established on October 11, 2014 in our hometown of Rochester, MN and now living in St. Paul, MN. We are dog-lovers, coffee addicts, tree-huggers, balance-seekers, community-livers, and new foster parents. We live in a house of three adults, three dogs, and our sweet foster kiddos. We desire to slow down in this fast-paced world in order to pursue intentional community as we seek after the heart of God. We're just one couple trying to figure out this whole living life thing.

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