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Tag: adoption

The Decision to Foster

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The decision to foster for me was an easy one. It was never a question of whether I wanted to, only when to start....

What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Foster Placement

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So you want to be a foster parent! Congratulations and welcome to the club! My husband and I have been foster parents for just under...

Bruised But Not Broken: One Woman’s Journey to Her Child

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Adoption. This is a subject with which many people hold opposing views, such as: "You should have biological children first." "You should be open to any child...

Announcing Your Pregnancy While Your Friend is Still Waiting For Her...

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Fertility. The word itself carries connotations of a formulaic process. Commit this specific act in this specific time frame and you will conceive a child....

Forever Ours: An Adoption Story

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It felt like they were always ours.  Sometimes my breath catches in my throat when I remember that my sons' cousins weren't always here;...

I have Postpartum Depression, But I Didn’t Have a Baby

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The pediatrician waited for me to respond.  She'd just told me everything the mother of a newborn wants to hear - the baby is healthy....

4 Tips to Survive Your Home Study

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When my husband and I started the process of becoming an open foster home in the state of Oklahoma, we knew that a home...

3 Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Foster Parent

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Are you looking for a way that you could change a child's life forever? Or a way that you can protect and love a...

9 Things Adoption Taught Me {And Advice for Other Parents}

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Adoption has such a special place in my heart and is a huge part of my life. I cheer for families in the process...

Lessons Learned from Dancing the “Midnight Mombie”

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    12 a.m.  Crying baby. Stumbling to kitchen for a bottle.  Trying to remember how to change a diaper. Staring blankly at the wall.      3:17 a.m. Repeat.  ...

Loving & Leaving :: Our Foster Care Journey

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This week, less than two weeks after opening our home, my family received our first foster care placement. We got the call on Monday evening...

Pass It On – More Than a Consignment Sale

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Disclaimer: We have partnered with non-profit organization, Lilyfield, to bring you information about their spring consignment sale, Pass It On, which benefits foster care and...