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No One Prepared Me For This

No one prepared me for this. I took ten weeks of training to become a mom and yet I feel so unprepared for what comes with this journey. How do you comfort your ten year old when they’re sobbing for a mom they never… Continue Reading “No One Prepared Me For This”

Support a Foster/Adoptive Family in Your Life

May is Foster Care Awareness Month and as a foster and adoptive parent as well as someone who spends their days supporting and training foster and adoptive parents, I wanted to use the month to bring attention to the cause.  Often, people aren’t sure… Continue Reading “Support a Foster/Adoptive Family in Your Life”

Watch Your Mouth

We all have those foot-in-mouth moments where we say something and then instantly regret it. However, in my time as a foster and adoptive parent, I realize that there are many times where people say things and don’t think they need to put their… Continue Reading “Watch Your Mouth”

40 Days of Affirmations for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Several years ago, I decided to do Lent a bit differently. Instead of giving something up like I had done all through my childhood, I was going to purposefully work on something specific for 40 days. For instance, one year I worked on 40… Continue Reading “40 Days of Affirmations for Foster and Adoptive Parents”

The Dreaded Question

When we opened our home again for foster care, our intent was foster only. It was a very different feeling from our original opening when our hearts were set on adoption. Although we both agreed we were not closed to another adoption, it was… Continue Reading “The Dreaded Question”

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