Fostering and Adoption

Adoption – Our Children Have 2 Moms

When fostering and getting a placement a million different feelings surface. Excitement, nervousness, overwhelmed and sadness. I expected sadness when it came to the situation the Little was in. What I didn’t expect was the sadness I would feel for their parents. As a foster parent I have had many feelings toward parents. Confusion, anger and most often Compassion. I am a mom. How do I not feel the stabbing my heart out feeling most… Read More »Adoption – Our Children Have 2 Moms

My #1 Piece of Advice for Foster Parents

Ron and I started discussing adoption when we lived in a small 2 bedroom house with 6 kids. The worker that came out for the initial talk was gracious enough not to laugh. I don’t think I could have kept a straight face if I were her. I just wanted this so badly. Eventually we moved to a larger house and one of the first things I did was call CAS to get the process… Read More »My #1 Piece of Advice for Foster Parents

A Bit of Funny for Sunday

I am going to start my fostering/adoption category with a fun post. The hard can wait. On occasion CAS (Children’s Aid Society) will have training to help foster parents learn about how to help children in our care. I pull up at CAS ready to learn! I get up to the door and the intercom is repeating CODE ORANGE repeatedly. I am supposed to know what each code represents but I didn’t. I am standing… Read More »A Bit of Funny for Sunday