Tag: foster care

Fostering Sadie:: How Our Rescue Became a Foster Support Dog

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There are all kinds of things tossed your way when you begin the journey to becoming a foster parent—and afterward. You are required to...

The Forgotten Moms:: Mothering is Never Temporary

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Let’s be honest, friends. We’re friends, right? I had entirely different words all written. I wanted to tell you about how Mother’s Day flat...

Changing the Sheets

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Less than an hour ago I held you for the last time. I felt your tears roll down my neck as you pressed your...

Foster Parenting Isolation:: Life Behind Emoji Masks

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It was summer when I really noticed it. The crushing sequestration of living our new normal seemingly in secret. That’s the crazy thing about...

The Mess Behind the Mean Girl:: Dig a Little Deeper

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Her name still makes my right eye twitch and the hair on my arms stand at attention. Theresa. Such a foul human being {I’m...

I’m Their Other Mother, but You’re Their Mom

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An open letter to the mother of her foster children, from their "other" mother I think of you often. I probably shouldn’t and I told...

An Open Letter of Love to Foster Grandparents

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The road to adoption and foster care is paved with many players. Traveling the road solo is just not an option. Along the way,...

A Conversation with a Houston Foster Mom :: A Journey from...

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In honor of National Adoption Month, Houston-based foster mother, Amber, shares her experience in her journey to adopt.  Describe your family before considering becoming a...

Crossing Cultural Lines :: A Mother’s Hope for Her Adopted Daughter

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When I look at my youngest daughter, I see a rambunctious, nearly two year old that is the center of our world.  She has...

From Foster Care to Adoption :: How My Daughter Joined Our...

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It took awhile for my family and me to figure out our place in the foster care world.  We were newbies a year ago,...
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