November 18-19, 2021
Guests: Billy Jack Barrett, Anne Barrett, J.R. Keller, Reyna Keller
Adoption is not always as seamless and picture-perfect as it's portrayed in a Hollywood movie. Especially if parents are adopting older foster care kids, many of whom have suffered trauma in their past. On today’s classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson speaks with Billy Jack and Anne Barrett, who candidly share about the challenges they experienced adopting five foster kids. Despite the difficulty of following God’s calling, Anne declares, "I would rather have the scars on my heart, healed by Christ, than no scars at all!"
Did you know that every year, over 20,000 youth between the ages of 18 and 21 leave the foster care system without finding a forever home? Sadly, there are more than 400,000 kids in foster care in the U.S., waiting to find a family. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson sits down with Billy Jack and Anne Barrett, as well as J.R. and Reyna Keller, who tell how God has honored their sacrificial willingness to open their homes. Reyna shared that when she asked her sixteen-year-old son about what he’s learned while adjusting to a new younger sibling, he replied, "Love is a choice and an action." Indeed, it takes years of unconditional, Christ-like love for these wounded foster care kids to move forward from their painful pasts.
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