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December 5, 2018

The 5 Best Christmas Gifts to Get for Kids in Foster Care

Every year when Thanksgiving gives way to Christmas time, we start to hear bells at stores. Trees appear with dangling Christmas ornaments that double as shopping […]
August 28, 2018

Experiencing Others’ Judgement as a Foster Family

As much as I’d like to forget the hurt, the memory is etched into my mind. It was one of those moments that seem to come […]
August 23, 2018

Lessons on Pride (and Prejudice) in Foster Care

Their long sideways glances directed at me down the aisle let me know I was being watched. It put up my radar, and I casually watched […]
June 2, 2018

Reluctant: When Your Spouse Doesn’t Share Your Desire to Foster

Recently, there’s been a shift in the number one response I get when people find out my husband, Phil, and I are foster parents. For the […]
September 5, 2017

Encouraging Your Children: Foster Parents as the Biggest Cheerleaders

One of my favorite things about fall has nothing to do with the cooler weather, the changing leaves, or the apples. Of course I enjoy all […]
May 16, 2017

Knowing Things Most People Would Prefer to Forget

People become foster parents for a variety of reasons.  In Another Place at the Table, Kathy Harrison writes that her career as a foster parent began […]
May 9, 2017

How A Man I Have Never Met Saved My Life

Who Will Cry for the Little Boy? Who will cry for the little boy? Lost and all alone. Who will cry for the little boy? Abandoned […]
May 2, 2017

The First Call About A Foster Placement

The kids and I were at the pool when the first call came in. Only 48 hours earlier, we had jumped for joy as we received […]
April 18, 2017

We Fostered One For A Year

At 23 years old and with a couple years of marriage under our belt, we decided to become foster parents. The first child placed with us […]
April 11, 2017

How Fostering Impacted My Children

Early on, one of the concerns that weighed on us (as well as others close to us) was how becoming a foster family would affect our […]
February 27, 2017

Considering Fostering?

Fostering a child is a life-changing experience, many say. Why? Well, you are allowing your family dynamic to adjust, in order to selflessly take care of […]
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