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One year

I dreamed about Baby B last night. It was a long, winding story, like we spent a whole lifetime with him in just one night. (I guess that’s sometimes how it felt on those longest nights with him.) 266 more words


Chapter 15 - Adjudication

Dear Judge,

My opinion early on was that either you were not interested in any part of the case that didn’t “legally” matter, or you could not take into account many aspects and facts because your hands were tied. 4,003 more words

Foster To Adopt

After Wendell

I’m getting pretty good at chicken burials.

It’s no secret: I didn’t want him in the first place. Maybe that’s not really fair to say; the truth is that I wasn’t confident that I would know how to care for him, and I was intimidated by the thought of having a rooster. 1,089 more words

Foster Parenting

It's been one crazy year!

As Christmas 2015 was coming closer, we were told once again that the boys would probably be going back to live with their biological parents. Despite a few questionable accidents, the court had decided that both of their biological parents were following their plan and the reunification process would begin. 596 more words

Foster Parenting

Why Adoptees May Cry Old Man Tears

It’s hard to believe I’ve carried an old newspaper clipping for more than 40 years…from Michigan to San Fran to LA to Canada and back to MI and finally to Indiana. 382 more words

Adoptive Parents

High Five: 5 ways to support bio parents

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that we believe part of fostering is also providing that support to birth parents when safe and possible. 1,999 more words

Confession of a Taskmaster

My 4 yr old caught me with a gut shot tonight. We’ve been doing homework…yes, homework. He’s in the head start (pre-k) program and doing very well. 541 more words

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