When you get the call for a foster care placement, you have to be ready to give a life-changing “yes” or “no” on the spot.
For Brian and Lindsey Fox, that call came on a Thursday afternoon – luckily, in a moment where they happened to be together. The Fox’s learned there were two boys who needed a home right away, and in a matter of seconds, they had to decide whether or not they would take those boys into their home.
They said yes, and the journey began.
“I freaked out, and then got excited and then freaked out again,” Lindsey says, almost laughing as she reminisces on the emotional rollercoaster she was thrown on.
Within hours, a tiny baby and a toddler showed up at the Fox’s home, and their world was quickly turned upside down.
Lindsey says their original intent behind going into foster care was to adopt. But, as they were mapping out their own plan, God had a plan of His own.
Within 72 hours of receiving the boys, Lindsey attended the initial court date where the boys’ biological parents were present. The heart change was almost immediate as her eyes were quickly opened to the real reason God had called her and Brian to become foster parents.
The Assistant Director of WinShape Homes Foster Care who was there with her, Lara Lynn Sturgess, remembers the moment clearly.
“She said, ‘I get it now. For however long these children are in our home, we will work with these biological family members to help them see Christ in us,’” Lara Lynn says.
Lindsey’s perspective had quickly shifted, moving away from a desire to see her hopes fulfilled and toward a desire to see God’s will be done.