Some people can just usher unknown humans into their lives seamlessly. The Petschers are NOT those people. We didn’t adopt Teddy because we wanted more kids. We adopted him because the Lord called us to. He first adopted us into His eternal family, and then He invited us to care for widows and orphans. For the other image-bearers He put in our path. The calling … Continue reading His


We are in Jacksonville, preparing to meet Teddy for the first time. We will have a few supervised visits, then I think I get to start going to some of his medical appointments and beginning the transition to our home. When I was pregnant with Abi and Naomi, I didn’t know if they’d be girls or boys. I loved the surprise element. Anyway, with Teddy … Continue reading Adopted