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The Foster Parent Survival Guide

Last weekend we went to our first workshop through Satori. We haven’t even officially started our application, but we didn’t want to miss it.
They brought in Landy Anderson, author of… 104 more words

Family Life

Foster Fun!

(or, our first taste of “The System”)

We are 1/3 of the way through the Foster process. Or, just at the beginning, depending on how you look at it. 1,197 more words


Taking the Next Step

After years of talking about it, and months of planning and debating, Grace and I have finally decided to take the next step towards becoming foster parents. 190 more words

Family Life

Success Requires Patience and Perseverance

I am a very patient person explaining things to kids but that is probably the extent of my ability to be patient. Once I make up my mind about something, I need things to move quickly. 340 more words

My Musings

What Are You Asking?

I will preface this rant blog post by saying, I am the most open person I know.  I am more or less happy to tell anybody anything, if I know the person asking, and the question is appropriate…y’know, sometimes even when it’s not, I’ll give people the benefit of the doubt if it seems to be coming from a genuine place. 1,467 more words

Life In General

If She Was Mine

If she was mine

she would have been born in this room, before dawn’s light could creep through the blinds

If she was mine

her name would not be her name, but something else that grew over time, as she did inside… 227 more words


Fostering issues

I found the prep’ course that adopters go through to be quite comprehensive and of great value, it’s hard to imagine that in the past adopters were offered none of this information to prepare them for what in some cases are huge challenges, but for everybody is something new and unknown. 968 more words