Kate Rietema

Kate Rietema and her husband live in West Michigan where they run a large family camp resort. They have five forever-children through birth and adoption, and have cared for many more in their ten years as licensed foster parents. Kate’s heart, home, and van are often bursting at the seams as her family welcomes children with broken stories from the age of newborn through 18.

Kate has led Bible studies and prayer groups in her local church, children’s school, and community jail. Although Kate often feels surrounded by brokenness, she has become a self-proclaimed expert at noticing the goodness of God. It is her passion to share God’s goodness with others through her words and actions.

As well as being a busy mom, Kate is a registered nurse, community educator, and writer. Her work can be found in Highlights High Five and Highlights Hello, with forthcoming publications in Clubhouse Jr., Keys for Kids, The Upper Room, and The Secret Place.


Most Recent Project: All the Babies: A First Book about Adoption (publisher pending)

Twitter: @KateRietema

Facebook: Kate Rietema

Represented by: Karen Neumair