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Uncertainty and the meme that no one shares

It is hard to stay grounded and present when you feel like there is no floor to stand on.


An interesting concept.

Especially for one in their mid-twenties. 477 more words

Finding Satisfaction

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We are only two weeks into the new year, and my thoughts have been on goals, hopes, and dreams.

A new year frequently spurs people on a new trajectory or encourages new momentum on a recurring goal. 944 more words

Seeking Permanence

My grandsons get excited about every new thing: They both had a hard time waiting for Christmas, and the youngest jumped up and down for several days before a 4th birthday party. 72 more words

Patricia Steele Raible

The beauty of respite

Our social worker telephoned today with some bad news. It might not seem like much to non foster carers, but we found out that our regular respite carers are retiring. 1,514 more words

Permanency doesn’t mean permanent?

Nope, not in the case of juvenile proceedings. A lot of people may hear there’s going to be a permanency hearing and think, “Whoa, this is going to decide the future, forever.” That’s really not the case though, at least not most of the time. 619 more words

Permanency and Waiting Children

Of course you can adopt from foster care. And yes, people can become foster parents with the primary purpose of adoption. But the only way these options work is when you understand the primary purpose of foster care. 475 more words


Permanancy and the Lack Thereof

*Please note, this is Sydney, Nell’s intern writing…not Lynell!

This past week, I got a tattoo, which you see pictured above. This is a tattoo that I have been planning to get for a few years now. 378 more words

Self Reflection