Say It With Scripts

Say It With Scripts

Have you ever thought, "Maybe I use too many words when I talk to my children?" If so, you are in good company! Adults use talk as their primary way of communicating, but it's not so with our children. They have an entirely different language of communication. Join...

Seeing the Need Behind the Behavior

Seeing the Need Behind the Behavior

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care The routine was off this morning. I knew that it was. M and I usually have some time alone together in the mornings but this morning a sibling was already up. While I usually sit down with him at breakfast time, this...

Our Safe Place

Our Safe Place

by The Clowers Family, a Restore Network foster family For three years I have searched for the words to explain what the Restore Network has been for our family.  The best explanation I can come up with is that Restore is to foster parents what foster parents should...

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...