Dropping Anchors is a foster care blog created by a group of foster mamas from all over North America.
“Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.”
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
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Author Archives: steph hagen
I wrote this blog post months ago. I never edited or read over it after typing it out, didn’t really know if Dropping Anchors was the place for it even, so it sat unpublished for about six months. I pulled … Continue reading
Sharing a small part of my foster story with a friend recently, I was reminded of my bout with post-placement depression. Several conversations with foster and adoptive mamas and a quick google search showed me I wasn’t alone in the … Continue reading
For the past 2 years, the Dropping Anchors ladies have shared some of our “One Little Word” thoughts for the new year. So now that it’s 2017 we’re ready for a new set of words. Each year that I have … Continue reading
Dear Child, Our family is waiting. We have your room ready, new sheets laid out, new artwork hung, a variety of car seats, a configuration of beds sitting and waiting for the call. Our hands are opened up and they’re eager. … Continue reading
We at Dropping Anchors are heartbroken tonight to hear of the passing of Dr. Karyn Purvis (more here). Her work and her faith have paved the way to healing for so many of our sons, our daughters, and our families. … Continue reading
One thing about the adoption community that I love is the way we are quick to celebrate with each other and share sadness with each other. Whatever the load, it is shared in community. This week, our adoption community mourned … Continue reading
A few days ago, our very own Lindsay and her husband Alya received the devastating and shocking news that their expectant mom is a part of an adoption scam. She placed the baby they had dreamed would be their daughter … Continue reading
A few months ago, my husband and I were prayerfully offering our home as an adoptive home for two brothers, ages 7 and 9. We had spent time with them often and prayed for them multiple times per day. They … Continue reading
From all of us mamas to you, Happy Mother’s Day!