Dr. Karyn Purvis was one of the keynote speakers at the 2010 Together for Adoption Conference in Austin, Texas. During her talk, she encouraged the nearly 1,000 participants that were gathered to “count the cost” as they prepare for and travel the adoption or foster care journey. This brief 30 minute talk is highly relevant and challenging for all adoptive and foster families, as well as for churches wanting to wade into the waters of adoption and foster care ministry.