Jersey County, We’re Coming for You!

Jersey County, We’re Coming for You!

We are excited to announce that we are officially launching Jersey County Restore Network this fall! We have been working towards this for quite awhile now, and there’s such a God story here that I want to share with you. A few years ago, a group of teachers from...

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

by Katie Myette, Executive Director Friends, we have an announcement! While Ashley Bennett has been wearing several hats at Restore for several years now, she is officially our full-time Director of Trauma-Informed Care. We are so excited to see how God leads as she...

We Choose to Pray

We Choose to Pray

by Jamie, Restore Network Foster Mom Our baby boy had his first in person visit with bio mom this week. To say that was hard, would be an understatement! I struggled to hand him over to her for two short hours, but I can only imagine how she felt when she handed him...

Healing

Healing

by a Restore Network Foster Mom She still sleeps beside me every night. She used to sleep on top of me. She would wake up if she wasn’t touching me. If I went to the bathroom she would howl and scream and wake up the house. She would fight me, she would hit, bite...

Choices & Compromises

Choices & Compromises

by Ashley Bennett, Restore Network Director of Trauma-Informed Care Babies are created to be entirely dependent on adults to meet their needs. They cry; we feed them. They call out; we change them. They need comfort; we hold them, rock them, talk to them. They smile;...

Dads Who Say Yes | Jason

Dads Who Say Yes | Jason

by Jason, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Jason: Probably setting aside my own comfort and having the stamina for little ones. Our youngest was 12 when we started our journey and our family...

Dads Who Say Yes | Jeff

Dads Who Say Yes | Jeff

by Jeff, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Jeff: It has been so long ago that I really don't remember, but if I had to pick something, it would be the uncertainty of it all. Just not knowing...

Dads Who Say Yes | Corey

Dads Who Say Yes | Corey

by Corey, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Corey: As a single man, my biggest concern was if I would have the time and resources to be a parent while also working full time. I was unsure if I’d be...

Dads Who Say Yes  |  Jeff

Dads Who Say Yes | Jeff

by Jeff, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Jeff: I believe the biggest concern I had about saying yes to foster care was: How can I love someone else’s child as my own and what are people going to...

Dads Who Say Yes  |  Johnny

Dads Who Say Yes | Johnny

by Johnny, Restore Network Foster Dad What were your biggest concerns as you considered saying yes to foster care? Johnny: For me, the foster care journey was unexpected. When my wife and I first started thinking about adoption, we had a very specific story in mind....