29 Oct

Psalm 23 Part 3

This blog was so graciously written by Niki Kredit, a long time volunteer and friend of Katelyn’s Fund! Psalm 23:5  – You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Louie Giglio wrote a bible study entitled “Don’t give the Enemy a Seat at your Table”. I highly recommend it. There is a 6 week video bible study, a 2 month daily devotional and a textbook. The table that the...

21 Oct

Psalm 23 Part 2

This blog was so graciously written by Niki Kredit, a long time volunteer and friend of Katelyn’s Fund! Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. I have heard it said that we are either in a hard season, we are coming out of a hard season or there isone coming soon…..that may sound rather gloomy but actually I don’t think...

17 Oct

10.12.23 Support Meeting

October 12 – Holding Fast: Understanding Healthy Relationships and Attachment, Dordt Social Work Department Leah Mouw, MSW, LISW,  and Erin Olson, PhD, MSW, LISW shared on the topic of Attachment Theory.  There are four types of attachment: Secure, Anxious, Dismissive Avoidant, and Fearful Avoidant.  As an individual develops, neural pathways are being created. These pathways affect attachment.  A child’s past experiences may have resulted in insecure attachment; however, there is hope.   There are ways that we,...

14 Oct

Psalm 23 Part 1

This blog was so graciously written by Niki Kredit, a long time volunteer and friend of Katelyn’s Fund! Psalm 23:1-3…….The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.  He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.   In my experience, these sentences would go in a different order.  It might go something like this….. The Lord is my...

20 Sep

09.14.23 Support Meeting

September 14 – Living in Reconciliation & Restoration, Faye Holsing & Candi Cox Faye Holsing, adoptive mom, & Candi Cox, birth mom, shared the unique way that God intertwined their hearts and lives twenty years post-placement of their two beautiful daughters.  Although we don’t always see the big picture, God does.  Only He knows the right time for reconciliation and restoration.  They encouraged us to remember that with God, there is ALWAYS hope! ...

27 Jun

Cup Overflowing

This blog is written by an adoptive mom and friend of Katelyn’s Fund, Alissa Kroeze. Psalm 23. I sometimes get frustrated with my kids because they always seem to want something. Different food for dinner, just a few more minutes of screen time, socks that fit a certain way, to go on a summer vacation, to be on a different volleyball team, to have a friend over after school, for their sister to stop looking at them in the backseat of the...

19 May

Support Meeting 05.04.23

The adoption journey doesn’t end the day a child comes home.  According to, the aim of the Hope for the Journey Conference is to shepherd parents and everyday caregivers to a deeper understanding of their children’s needs. By introducing robust resources and sharing practical experiences of successes and failures of the day-to-day, it is their prayer that parents and caregivers will leave encouraged as they continue to journey well with their children.   If you are interested...

10 May

Support Meeting 04.13.23

Kim Rozeboom, Carter King, and Claire Vander Kooi shared their perspective as siblings of children who joined their families through various avenues: foster care, international adoption and domestic adoption.  Despite the differences in their own unique family experiences, all three speakers reflected on how God was present in the formation of their families and how their families impacted who they are today.   Resources highlighted at this meeting were: 1. The Connected Child 2. Worry Too Much 3. Waymaker Recent Posts

28 Feb


Can you we just use this space to be honest for a second?  Life is a lot isn’t it?  There is so much being thrown at us. I was talking with a friend the other morning and we were talking that life is so much that sometimes our minds just swirl.  But in that conversation we talked about the power of a song.  Seems to center us, ground us, bring us back to a state or worship. A couple of nights ago...

22 Feb

Support Meeting 02.09.23

February 9, 2023 – Darcie Van Voorst,  “Just breathe…” As caregivers of adopted and foster children, we must be mindful of our own health needs so that we can be equipped to care for our kids. Darcie Van Voorst, who specializes in body based therapy, shared strategies to help us regulate our nervous system.  These strategies can have a healing impact on our mental, emotional, and physical health.  In the near future, Katelyn’s Fund will be releasing a series...