The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Communication is challenge

With international family

In a war-scarred Kosovar village, many call Sara Hale "Mom," although she's never been there. But she has been a foster parent to 27 Kosovars. How this Lutheran pastor from suburban Philadelphia came to such a point is, in her words, "a natural extension of our faith."

Since 1990, Hale and her husband, Eugene, have been foster parents to a rainbow of children through Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania, one of seven foster-care provider agencies through which Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service resettles refugee and asylum-seeking children (see box, page 44).

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