My wife, Denise, and I became foster parents at the age of 21, and in the past ten years have fostered 30 children. We never planned to adopt as we had 3 biological children, but God has a funny way of working in us when we make ourselves available. So we now have 8 total children…a 20 year-old who spent 9 years in foster care and has made us grandparents, a 16 year-old from Ethiopia who we adopted after two prior adoptions broke down, our 10, 8 and 7 year old biological kids, and our youngest three lovingly called the ninos at ages 6, 5 and 4.
I entered vocational ministry as a student pastor when I was 19, and in 2009, my wife and I became full-time missionaries with Embrace submitting to God’s call on our lives to serve orphans and waiting children, families and the Church.
A promotional ad for Buckner Children and Family Services highlighting the Kendrick family
In 2012, Embrace was awarded the North American Council on Adoption’s Child Advocate of the Year in Washington, DC. Embrace leads the Dallas-Ft. Worth Alliance of Foster Care and Adoption Ministries and a member of the Texas Child Protection Roundtable.
Adoption theology, the gospel’s implications to the fatherless and the church, meaningful orphan care ministry consulting, older child adoption, marriage and parenting issues, disruption and dissolution-why adoptions fail and our hope for healthy families, and grandparenting in your 30’s.Email Bruce