Episode 7: Fostering Love with Matt Aporta is more than a story of what its like to foster-to-adopt a child. It is a lesson and reminder that everyday is a gift and nothing is more powerful than love. Relationships can come and go in an instant. Nothing in life is guaranteed. Love with a sense of urgency and live on purpose.
Fostering a child is the highest form of service. In the dictionary, service is defined as: the action of helping or doing work for someone. What act is greater than giving a child-in-need a family? The opportunity to be loved beyond words, a safe environment, and the chance to thrive?
People might be temporary in your life, but that is not in your control. What is in your control is the deliberate and passionate love shared in the moment, everyday. Nothing is guaranteed, regardless of the word (bio, adoptive, foster, step) that comes before parent. What is guaranteed is the love and dedication in the heart of my guest, Matt Aporta and his wife Mary Beth Larue.
They have opened their heart to foster-to-adopt a newborn child, giving this soul a chance to thrive in the most loving environment. In these moments, Matt and Mary Beth became what they were meant to be. This is the story of a good man, who grew into a great dad, and a women who has never known a love like this or had a “purpose as deep as the sea and as vast as the sky.”
I hope you open your hearts and enjoy this story,
Matt’s Instagram: @matt_aporta
Mary Beth’s Instagram: @marybethlarue
Nonprofit foster family, adoption, and advocacy agency: Extraordinary Families