Wife to a wonderful man who has been by my side through thick and thin, worked in banking for 20 years, co-owner (with husband) of an electrical business Likes: Trusting God, risk taking, big families, making a difference, children laughing Dislikes: Cruelty, injustice, hunger, traffic
Claudia and her husband became foster parents two and a half years ago to four wonderful children in addition to raising their biological daughter. Claudia did not feel prepared mentally or physically for this journey but this emergency placement from a relative is something she feels was all God's plan. She says, "With a lot of prayer He has guided us." It has not been an easy journey for Claudia's family and there has been a lot of adjusting and adapting to one another.
Their home is messy and loud; there are kids running around, but it's okay! They know that their kids will not stay little forever and they have to enjoy this time while it is here. At the end of the day, when Claudia and her husband see all their kids sleeping in the safe home, they realize that's what they’re here for. This was their calling––and they’ll make a difference in the kids’ futures. Even though they’re not the kids’ biological parents, the Rodriguezes nurture them and keep them safe. And the truth is, at this point in their lives, Claudia and her husband need the kids as much as their kids need them.
Claudia and her husband are currently in the process of adopting all four siblings and can't wait to see and live out what God has planned for their family of seven.