A Bittersweet Chapter

A Bittersweet Chapter

'by The R Family, Restore Network Foster Family who reunified this sweet baby with his family a few days after Christmas The journey continues for our baby boy and this next chapter is so bittersweet. Our sweet P has gone home to his dad. He now gets the privilege of...

Monroe County: ONE YEAR!

Monroe County: ONE YEAR!

'by Heather White, Monroe County Coordinator The Restore Network has walked with us from the beginning of our fostering/adoption journey.  We joined the Restore Network shortly after attending the annual banquet and hearing our friends’ testimony of their fostering...

Monroe County: ONE YEAR!

Monroe County: ONE YEAR!

'by Christina Robinson, Monroe County Director 2020 has not been the year anyone expected, but during all that has come this year there is much I am thankful for.  Since my husband and I were first introduced to The Restore Network at a 101 class in 2016 we felt like...

St. Clair County: 5 Year Anniversary

St. Clair County: 5 Year Anniversary

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care Restore Network has been working in St. Clair county for 5 YEARS! I cannot believe it has already been that long and yet for me, it seems like a lifetime in the making. When I started taking children into my home in...

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...

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...

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