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In Need of Input

I am considering applying to volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). I would love to know if there are people out there who could give me insight into this matter. 44 more words

This And That

5 things new foster parents shouldn't bother with before their first home study

When we contacted our foster care agency I assumed that we would go to the office and get the low down on what to expect and collect the forms we would need to start the licensing process.  754 more words

Adoption Through Foster Care

Working to fix the problems...

A worker from an agency contracted to help the family showed up at my house at 7:30 a.m. today.  She took The Baby and T to see their mother for a two hour visit at DHR with a specialized worker there to supervise and work with their mom on proper parenting techniques.   246 more words

Foster Care

Coffee Pots and Closet Pee: Why are We Fighting Each Other?

“Foster kids are smelly. Foster kids pee in the closet. I don’t want to have any foster kids around here!” This from my 10-year-old son. My a-month-away-from-being-officially-adopted-but-still-technically-foster-kid-son. 1,357 more words


Radical Acceptance- the people who are supporting without question

In my first post I focused on the acquaintances in our life who didn’t have quite the right words to respond to our news that we were going to become foster parents.   530 more words

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Baby on the way...

It just got real.

Our licensor: “I know it’s not December 1st yet, but we have a one-week old baby who is being discharged from the hospital today…” 308 more words

Initial Home Visit

So…we had our initial home visit last night with an amazing licensing specialist from our agency (we’ll call her

“Janet” for the purposes of the blog).   675 more words

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