As a young girl, Tori Hope Petersen grew up in a home where she experienced abuse. As a result, she was placed into the foster care system and remained there until she was 18. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Tori discusses her testimony and memoir, "Fostered: One Woman’s Powerful Story of Finding Faith and Family through Foster Care." Learn how Tori’s frequent moves between foster homes created instability, stress, and a lack of trust in relationships. But amazingly, she defied the odds and found Jesus in the process. She claimed Genesis 50:20 as her life verse, and as a result, she became an All-American track and field star at Hillsdale College and saw that what the devil meant for evil, God redeemed for her good.
About Today's Guest: Tori Hope Petersen
Tori Hope Petersen grew up in the foster care system. She is an advocate for the preservation of the family, foster care reform, and adoption advocacy. Her heart is for vulnerable populations, wherever they may be, and for seeing the love of God transform people’s lives. She is the founder of the Beloved Initiative, a non-profit that seeks to change the narrative for youth in foster care. Named Mrs. Universe in 2021, Tori was a Track and Field All-American out of Hillsdale College, competing as a sprinter in Division II. She and her husband, Jacob, have three kids: a biological son and daughter, Leyonder and Ezzeri, and an adopted young adult son, Sar. Tori and her family make their home in Ohio.
"Fostered: One Woman’s Powerful Story of Finding Faith and Family through Foster Care" book by Tori Hope Petersen http://ToriHopePetersen.com