Help! I'm a Foster Parent: Experiences from Real People. Hope from a Real God.

Help! I’m a Foster Parent: Experiences from Real People. Hope from a Real God.

by Nikki Hertzler

Genres: Christian Living

ISBN: 9781649604118

176 pages

Price: $16.99

Foster families are unsung heroes, willing to stand on the front lines for children who can’t stand up for themselves. But fostering can also be a lonely journey as friends and family members pull away from the fear of the unknown. We all have a job to do, and it starts by stepping forward and wrapping around those who are sacrificing so much.

In Help! I’m a Foster Parent: Experiences From Real People. Hope From a Real God., Nikki Hertzler has compiled the stories of foster families who are in the trenches—loving, advocating, and fighting for children who have found themselves displaced from their biological families. Their poignant, transparent stories will help you get a glimpse into the true realities of fostering, discuss ways to support these families, and encourage others on their own foster journey through a daily prayer and reflection.


Nikki Hertzler lives at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and loves exploring them with her husband Jeff, their children, and their friends. In her day job, Nikki is a full-time teacher who loves sharing the joys of reading with her students. When her three children were approaching adulthood and the inevitable "empty nest" drew near, Nikki and her husband Jeff looked at each other and said, "Let's foster." Thus began their chaotic new parenting era. In the last few years, they have hosted nearly a dozen children from newborn to nine years old. Each day is filled with the special situations that make her knees creak from being on them so much in front of her Lord God.