While they are in foster care, we ask that individuals refrain from taking photos of the children or sharing their names online. For their privacy, Laurel and I will not be able to answer questions about their medical, legal or family histories. Helping us honor their confidentiality is an important part of the foster/adopt process, so we thank you in advance for your help.
After letting the congregation know about their pending arrival on Sunday, we have already begun to receive some hand-me-down toys and clothing. While unexpected, we are very grateful for these gifts and since we do not yet know the children who will be joining us. Understanding that these gifts are a beautiful part of the support system that we have as community members and as a part of our loving congregation, we have decided to put a donation bin in the fellowship hall for foster children.
Once we meet our children and find out their sizes and tastes, some of the items may be used for them. Items that are of unneeded sizes or tastes will be passed along to other foster children in need of clothes, toys and care. We are proud that our good news will also bring much needed support to the needs of foster children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Again, no gifts are expected. We're simply providing the lists for those parents out there who can imagine the countless things we may need when a 3 and 4 year old arrive at our house. We trust your wisdom and are happy to help you clean out your house!
Those who don't have hand-me-downs who want to give gifts to our new arrivals can find items on this Amazon list (which will be updated as we learn more about the kiddos) or help us obtain family memberships to some of the places we imagine taking the little ones to:
- America the Beautiful (US National Park Passes)
- The San Francisco Zoo
- Aquarium of the Bay
- The Exploratorium
- The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Items may be delivered or sent to the church: Pastor Megan, Grace Lutheran, 3201 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94116.
Most of all, we hope that you will keep us in your prayers as our family grows. And if you find yourself in the pews at Grace Lutheran that you will be patient when some new little ones begin joining us for worship.
Thank you again for all your love and support!