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every child is worth it: adopting an older child

I came across this heartwarming video on Facebook and just had to share it with you. It’s a must see.

The girl in this video breaks my heart. 317 more words


Summer Schedule = Completed Projects

I’m just settling into my summer schedule here, and sure enough, it’s almost over!  Just 7 more days of foster kiddos summer work experience…..which means just 7 more days of being out of the house at 6:20AM to get him to the bus stop and the reverse at 6PM for the pick up.   103 more words


Hearts and Homes

The Casey and Erin Pinneo family; Erin (at left), Gavin, Colin, Casey and Addison posed for a family portrait shortly after the adoption of the youngest member of their family, Gavin. 148 more words


coming out...

…as a bed-sharer.

I did NOT bed-share with my foster children. Well, not at first. Understand, this is not allowed for a myriad of reasons. SIDS, with infants, and then for older children, there are issues with trauma, and boundaries, etc and so on. 654 more words

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Who are Foster Kids?

It’s been 7 weeks since Firefly left and I’ve been enjoying the unofficial break from foster care. We’re still on the list but we only got one lonely call while we were on vacation. 157 more words


Child Welfare Ideas From the Experts, #9: System Rights for Detained or Deported Parents

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 11 former foster youths who completed Congressional internships. 137 more words

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Children in care total rises 12% in four years

The number of children in council care in England has risen by 12%, with overall costs calculated at £3.4bn.

The latest numbers show there were 68,110 children in care on 31 March 2013, including 42,228 who had suffered abuse or neglect. 16 more words

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