Foster Parenting and Homeless Ministry

Foster homes need a few good men

Fat Beggars School of Prophets

It’s been three months since I last posted anything about foster children.  Foster care is homeless ministry, the kind I am currently MOST involved in, actually.  But it is so highly regulated and every case is a matter for the courts, so I have to be so careful to guard confidentiality that I play it safe and don’t write much about it.  To the extent that I do write about it, I try to write in generalities rather than specifics, which always feels like shortchanging the story.  (I could tell stories!)

Mrs. Agent X and I have been official foster parents for four years now (unofficial for many years before that).  During that time, our home has hosted a lot of little homeless people – most of them knee high or not even walking.  Some of these needy people stay here long term and others brief visits.  Some stay permanently…

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