I had never considered either fostering or adopting until I married Stephanie. Agreeing to join her on this journey was one of the best decisions of my life, and I look forward to fostering with her years to come.
We decided to wade into foster care because the need seemed pressing and painfully local. (Local, meaning Denver Human Services was a mile from our home and I passed it every day on my commute.) When we finally got Baby Gavin, being a foster/ “maybe-one-day-forever” mom was more beautiful than I had ever imagined. And harder than I had ever imagined. And more tearful and smile-full. I am convinced that nothing I have done in my life up to this point matters more than being a foster parent.
Gavin joined us when he just a few days old and, God willing, will stay with us forever. He has the best laugh in the history of the world.