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A Forever Family by Merrillee Whren Leave a comment


A forever family—the dream of every kid in foster care. I didn’t realize until recently how many of my stories mention foster care or adoption. In some books it is a featured part of the book, and in others it is on the periphery of the story. I drew inspiration from families who have been foster parents and those who have adopted children. In our church small group, there are four families who have adopted children out of the foster care system. It is wonderful to see children who find a stable home in their adopted families. As Christians we know that God has adopted us into His family. We are children of God. What a wonderful thought! We read about it in Ephesians 5:1.

One of my early books, FOUR LITTLE BLESSINGS, tells the story of Cassie Rankin who takes in her two nieces and two nephews in order to keep them out of the foster care system. It is a difficult task for a twenty-one-year old to navigate the waters of caring for these young children.

In my book, A MATCH TO CALL OURS, the hero, Parker Watson, is raising his adopted twin daughters, and he hires the heroine as a nanny who will home school his daughters.

Now I’d like to share books by some of the Inspy Romance authors that also are stories about adoption or foster care. You will find buy links below each book. I hope you’ll check them out for a good read.

You can purchase this book here.

You can purchase this book here.

You can purchase this book here.

You can purchase this book here.

You can purchase this book here.

You can purchase this book here.

You can purchase the book here.

You can purchase the book here.

You can purchase the book here.

I hope you will find the time to read each of these books that touches on adoption or foster care. Remember as Christians we are all part of a big family through God’s adoption.

How has foster care or adoption touched your life? I will be giving away an ebook copy of either Four Little Blessings or A Match to Call Ours, winner’s choice, to one person who leaves a comment here. I will draw the winning name on January 25, 2021, at 9PM MST.

“Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.”

Merrillee Whren (67 Posts)

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. When she’s not writing, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels.



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