This time of year gets so busy and we wanted to take a moment each day this week to focus on being thankful, because we really do have so much to be thankful for! Today we are thankful for all our foster parents! They open their hearts and homes for kids in crisis and we could never say thank you enough!

Liz and Richard Messenger are a wonderful example of one of our many loving foster homes. The Messengers were empty nesters, 3 of their 5 biological children had married and moved out when they started fostering with Agape. Their home had always been the place for their children’s friends to hang out on weekends an the family often took in relatives or family friends who needed a place to go. Fostering was just a continuation of what they had been doing for years and what a great environment for the kids to be in. They took in several groups of kids and realized that teenage boys is who they can care for best, which is one of the hardest to place. Because of foster parents like the Messengers, abused and neglected kids now get to experience homes full of love.