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Gretchen

Licensed for Foster Care

In the last few months, in addition to continuing to quarantine together (did you see our Quaranteam post?), we also became licensed in foster care! 

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Jill, Gretchen, and Petunia on Easter
Gretchen

The Rode Quaran-team

We hope that this post finds you all healthy and safe as our country quarantines at home during this pandemic.  We give thanks for those

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Jill Rode

#GiveUpGivingUp

Today is National Adoption Day. We celebrated by enjoying delicious food with friends at Bap & Chicken, a Korean fusion restaurant recently opened by a

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Gretchen

Travelers at Heart

Jill and I share a passion for travel.  Both of us spent time living abroad (Jill in Thailand and me in Chile) for some time

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Gretchen

Why CHLSS?

When Jill and I were deciding to adopt, we looked into Children’s Home Society/Lutheran Social Services (CHLSS) right away.  We had a good impression of

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Jill Rode

Promises

This week, Gretchen and I will be celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary. On the hottest day of August in 2013, in an un-airconditioned, but beautiful

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Gretchen

Summers as a pastor

Summers are often times where people slow down. But, when you’re a pastor who works with youth and children (as Jill and I both do),

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Jill Rode

Why adoption

“Tell me again, mommy. Where did I come from?” “You came from a country named South Korea. An airplane flew hiiiiigh in the sky and

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