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Why I chose to foster my daughter.

When I was in my mid-teens and in a relationship that I thought I would be in forever (Ha ha) we discussed children. Both of us came from broken homes with tons of dysfunction and wanted something more for any children we had. 801 more words


The Importance of Real Support

A funny thing happens when I’m around people who encourage me. I get better. I do bigger things and I do them well. I am able to really believe that I am capable of… 455 more words

(Not so) Helpful Advice...

Over the past couple of months, Stacie and I have gone from a family of two (and two cats if you want to count them) to a family of five (still two cats… and no kids, we’re not getting a dog!). 638 more words

Foster Parenting

I Am An Ordinary Lady Who Likes to Write Down Experiences...Part 4

School Days Adventures Chapter 4

After we adopted five of the foster children we decided only to take in special needs and hard to place infants and toddlers. 784 more words

Say Yes

8:35 last night, my phone rings. The toddler has been asleep for half an hour; some of the older kids are reading in their rooms. I am streaming the latest episode of ‘Parenthood’. 391 more words

Multiracial Family

The Service Plan Review

I have been a foster parent for nine years. In those nine years I have seen things I read in books, heard stories I could not have fathomed and been loved and hated by people I try to help. 593 more words


307 - 311 An Elephant and A Little Turkey

307/365 And it doesn’t help when stuff like this keeps popping up on my FB feed:

308/365 Bet you can guess how fond I am of this little fella: 61 more words