“It was from one of the girls that we’ve done ministry with in the past,” Missy shares. “She mentioned another girl that was also involved in all that ministry … She was in jail, just had a baby and signed him over to me. I said, ‘Do what?'”
The newborn baby boy is not their biological child, and it remains to be seen how long they’ll care for him. It’s not, however, a short-term arrangement. Missy Robertson was doing media for her children’s book when she got a call.
We felt like this baby fell right out of the sky and Missy was there to catch him. What an honor to be asked to step in the gap and show this baby and his mother the unconditional love of our Father. This mother chose life and sought help from the people who introduced her to Jesus.
The Robertsons’ willingness to foster comes as no surprise to loyal viewers of DUCK DYNASTY and followers of Jase and Missy’s lives on social media.
In an Instagram post, Missy writes:
“We don’t know what his future looks like, but we are trusting that the Lord will guide our steps, guide his mother’s heart and surround him with a protective hedge of angels all of his life. Our friends and family are amazing! He is being loved on, showered with gifts and being prayed over 24/7. He is a gift. How long he will be in our care we do not know. We trust the Lord has him in His hands. We feel blessed to stand in the gap.”
Movieguide® reported that Missy’s Pureflix series RESTORED WITH MISSY ROBERTSON “shows that God welcomes people into His Kingdom with open arms, no matter their brokenness” and much like the basis of the show, their own home is open to embrace this child.
Members of the Robertson family view foster care and adoption as a calling. Jase’s brother Willie and his wife Korie brought son Will into their home in December 2001, and eventually legally adopted him. In 2005, they welcomed Rebecca, a foreign exchange student from Taiwan into their home and became her (second) American family. Years later in 2016, the couple adopted a then 12-year-old Rowdy. Jase’s other brother Jep and his wife Jessica adopted baby Jules Augustus in 2016.
According to AdoptUSKids.org, of the 400,000 children currently in foster care in the United States, approximately 117,000 are waiting to be adopted:
Each year, approximately 20,000 youth will age out of the foster care system when they turn 18 or 21, or when they finish high school (depending upon the state in which they live.) These children are at increased risk of poor educational outcomes, experiencing homelessness, and being unemployed.
For information on fostering or adoption, consult your state’s Department of Social Services or visit childwelfare.gov.
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