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An Open Letter to Juvenile Deprived Judges

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Dear Juvenile Deprived Judge,  You see hundreds, if not thousands, of kids come through your courtroom each year, all with their own stories to tell....

Your FAQ’s About Foster Care Answered

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There are approximately 460,000 children in foster homes across the nation. These children came into foster care through no fault of their own, and...

My “Paper Pregnancy”

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I was pregnant for 517 days. Paper pregnant that is.  I didn't have the anticipation that most new moms have while they wait for those two...

Tough Conversations – Explaining Foster Care to Children

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I truly never thought I would be having a conversation about foster care with my kids. I've always known the need for foster families,...

This Is Foster Care

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It was 4 a.m. The house was quiet, and the rest of my family was sleeping peacefully. However despite my state of pure exhaustion, I was...

Adoption Journey: Act 2, the Slow Middle

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It's Time A few weeks ago I made a "mistake" and held a soft, sweet, happy 3-month-old baby at a potluck so her mom could...

517 Days. Fostered and Adopted (A Letter To My Children)

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517 Days.  That's how long I've waited for this moment.  You're no longer my foster daughter or my foster son, and our relationship is no longer...

Thank You Dear Sister, For Choosing to Foster

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Have you ever had your life impacted by a decision that someone else has made? Have you ever looked back and thought that your...

Our (Accidental) Journey Into Foster Care

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I hate crying. I hate it with a fiery passion deep within my soul. And if there's one thing I hate more than crying, it's...

Choosing to Foster: It’s Hard For Me Too.

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"I could never foster, it's too heartbreaking. I don't know how you do it." These are statements that I hear almost daily. Lately, I couldn't agree...

From 2 to 3 With 12 Hours Notice: A Foster Care...

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It was early afternoon when my phone rang. I noticed it was our worker calling me and immediately picked it up.  "How do you feel...

The Inevitable Question in Foster Care: “Where am I going next?”

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Halloween is one of the best holidays to experience as a mom. What is more fun than seeing little kids running around in adorable...