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Pride Class #3 & #4 recap

It’s getting a little bit more challenging to write about these classes.  Not because they are difficult to describe, but I feel like the further along we get in the process, the more emotions and doubts come up for KC and me.   701 more words

Foster Care

He gives and takes away: a journey in foster parenting

One day, the hubs and I went to a community fair where we both picked up a brochure about foster parenting. After 3 years of marriage, and a diagnosis of infertility, we were more anxious to start our family, and thought foster parenting would give us the tools we would need to adopt. 462 more words

Adoption

We are in this together!

Our fostering agency is getting more calls than ever from the state to place children. The rise in need for quality foster homes is rising faster than funding and available homes. 311 more words

Foster Care

System Failures

This post was coming sooner or later, but I was avoiding it. I wanted to believe that the system would come through for this boy we love, this boy who loves hard and cries big and smiles wide. 1,203 more words

Foster Parenting

Birth Mom

It hurts when you don’t show up.

Family visits are usually once a week (sometimes twice a week) for two hours at a time.

Let me say that again – Once a week; two hours at a time. 345 more words

Foster Parenting

Foster Parenting 101

My first son slept “like a baby” from his very early days.  As a well-rested young stay-at-home mom, I sometimes found myself making a bit of noise outside the nursery door by about nine in the morning, when I was ready for some company. 1,197 more words

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Foster Parenting & Adoption

I am beginning a new blog on foster parenting and adoption through fostering.  I’ve now been a foster parent going on three years.  The journey began with the intent to adopt a very nice teenage boy with some special needs.   2,044 more words