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It was my pleasure to interview Leeann Setliff about her journey into becoming a foster parent. Leeann has a heart and passion for children that come from hard places, and that really comes through in this interview. She discusses her own experience as a foster parent and offers encouragement for others who are currently fostering or are considering becoming foster parents.

PRN: Pause, Renew, Next, the Podcast, Episode #11 – A heart for fostering

During this episode, Leeann shared two book resources that inspired her own journey and ministry in foster care. I have provided links to both books below.

In each podcast, I ask my guest to share a Scripture that has inspired them in their faith journey. In this episode, Leeann said that she finds encouragement in Lamentations:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”

Lamentations 3:22-24 NIV
It was such a joy to get to talk to Leeann!

If you are considering becoming a foster parent, I would encourage you to contact your county to find out about informational meetings and the process for becoming a foster/adoptive parent in your state. There are also many other ways that you can becoming involved in supporting foster care such as providing respite care or supporting foster/adoptive families that you know in your church or community.

Did anything that you heard in today’s podcast resonate with you? I’d love to hear about it! Comment below or on PRN’s Facebook page.

May you be encouraged on your journey with Jesus!

Pause, Renew, Next!