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VIDEO: Building Your Foster Family Village, Part 4: Specialists!

The latest episode of “A Fostered Life” is the next installment of my series, “Building Your Foster Family Village.” Today I’m talking about just a few of the specialists you might encounter as a foster parent. 16 more words


To the End of June (non-fiction)

To the End of June by Cris Beam

Traumatized teens, terrible fosters, and massively-broken system defeats best-intentioned foster-parents.

Stay Flexible and Keep Your Sense of Humor

The best advice I got before becoming a foster parent over a year ago was this: “Stay flexible and keep your sense of humor.” I could not have known just how wise this advice was until I was neck-deep in the ocean of challenges that face every foster parent (and foster child). 630 more words

Foster Care

The hardest part

I don’t know where to begin. Mostly because my brain is about the equivalent of scrambled eggs right now from lack of sleep. This baby is hard. 482 more words

Fostering The Dream

After lying here in bed, browsing blog after blog after heart wrenching blog while listening to what sounds like a freight train, my heart aches in ways that just keep getting stronger. 25 more words

because you can't "be careful" with love

There’s this little peanut who lives in my home, and I love her. She has a mom and a dad and a whole other scattered family, but because of… 282 more words


7 ducklings introduction

Today makes it one week since I arrived in India and started living with my babies.

I am still getting to know their personalities and the things they like and don’t like, but we are learning together. 495 more words