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"Great children are raised, not born. Great parents are taught, not born. Are you ready for greatness?"

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Tori Hope Petersen (Track and Field All-American) is a former foster youth letting her Abba be known. She is passionate about foster care reform, adoption advocacy, vulnerable populations, and seeing the love of God change people's lives! Tori speaks across the nation sharing her powerful story, but her favorite form of art and communication is writing. Tori and her husband, Jacob, have the three sweetest kids: a biological son and daughter, Leyonder and Ezzeri, and an adopted adult son, Sar. Follow her on Instagram@torihopepetersen.

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Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

Being in the foster system changed Tori’s life completely.  There were trauma’s and bad experiences but out of all of this, she became strong in Christ through the love of a few important people in her life like her track coach, her youth leader and her church community.


Some topics covered:

  • Foster care system reform: Recognizing the impossibly overwhelming caseloads carried by many social workers, addressing issues that often arise in institutionalized group homes, and more.
  • Embracing God the Father even though she had been wounded by so many.
  • Seeing how love can change people’s lives and give them hope.
  • What it means to be radically hospitable and why the Church should embrace it.
  • Struggling with labels and identity as a biracial woman.



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