Tori Hope Petersen bounced around twelve foster homes until she emancipated or “aged out” of the system at 18 years old. But even in the middle of a rollercoaster childhood, God met her in her mess.
Despite the odds being stacked against her, Tori became a 4x State Champion and All American in track and field, found a forever family when she wasn’t expecting it, and eventually landed the title of Mrs. Universe in 2021. Currently, Tori is a wife, biological + foster mama, bestselling author (see: Fostered) and speaker, and the founder of a nonprofit called the Beloved Initiative—who’s using her story and voice to advocate for others from hard places.
“In our suffering, God makes a promise to us: He will not waste it.” Tori Hope Petersen
Don’t miss this powerful story and eye-opening perspective with Tori Hope Petersen, Amy Groeschel, and Jenn Jewell at The Messy Table Podcast.
Website: Tori Hope Peterson | Book: Fostered by Tori Hope Petersen
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