Our guests offer practical advice to listeners for helping provide valuable rest and refreshment to foster and adoptive families, who have invested so much of their time and resources into caring for children in need.
Andrew Schneidler is an adoption attorney and the founder of the Children's Law Center, a law clinic offering free and low cost legal services to achieve permanence for Washington State's orphaned and vulnerable kids. He and his wife, Michele, are former foster parents and the parents of three adopted children. Andrew and Michele lead the orphan care ministry at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Wash., where Michele has been Pastor of Local Orphan Care since 2010. Together, they provide help for the foster/adoptive community through support groups, the Harvest Hands Alliance and the popular Refresh Conference.
Jean Daly is a wife, mother, and an advocate for children in foster care. She is a volunteer for Maple Star Colorado, an independent, non-profit organization providing foster care, clinical, and community support systems. Jean and her husband Jim have shared their home with foster children – both short and long term – since 2011. Jean also gives her time to the Flying Horse Foundation, helping provide Equine-Assisted Learning for children who have experienced trauma. She is very active in a local church, and also enjoys hiking, glamping, and life with their two young-adult sons.