top of page
Happy Girl

Kristen Adkins

Know a Foster Child?  Learn More.  Impress Value!

Deuteronomy 6:7 "Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

Hi, I'm Kristen!
So good to have you here.  

I married my high school sweetheart, and we did foster care for ten years.  My husband and I adopted five children before we felt we were finished with fostering. We live in the Appalachian Mountains with six girls ranging from adults down to seven years old...

All My Stories

Newest Posts


Find what you need to create a successful foster journey.


Solve problems and thrive while providing the needed support for your children.


Obtain the fortitude you need to become a strong, attached foster parent.


Learn professional foster parenting skills to affect the system, the bio parents, and the children in your home.

Foster Parent Resources

My Motivation

Kristen (1).png

As a former foster mom, I sat down to evaluate myself and my experiences over the past 15 years... 

I had a lot of those defining experiences. Along with knowledge and familiarity, I had a passion for the foster care system and its need to be revamped. I had a passion for writing. Impressing Minds, my blog, was born. I have the following acrostic which reminds me of the purpose:



Preparing hearts and

Restoring lives for

Eternal impact by

Sharing stories for

Successful future generations

Family Together

My Goals Are To...

  1. Inspire others to foster and be successful while making an impact on their foster children.

  2. Encourage those struggling in the foster care system

  3. Gain education to Impress value on the mind and heart of a child

I desperately want to continue to make a difference in foster children’s lives. How can I do that? By pouring into those around children all the time – the foster parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, or any other adult who can influence a child.


Get in Touch

Thanks for submitting!

Raising a Hand
bottom of page