Yesterday we said goodbye to our first placement as he reunified with his mom after two years in care. He was a sweet and incredible boy full of joy. He was an easy placement and a wonderful beginning for our foster care journey. We were so blessed to be able to spend his last day… Continue reading Reunification & Timeline
I can't believe I haven't written about this yet! Many of my readers are foster-families so explaining what foster care is didn't even cross my mind. The short version? The role of foster parents is to love and care for a child who has been removed from their biological family until the child can be… Continue reading What is Foster Care?
This post was inspired by my sweet foster momma friend who just started her own blog! Check it out http://parentingintheunknown.com/ and while you're at it follow her on Instagram. The inspiration came from her FB status where she wrote about where her foster littles were at when they came to her and where they are… Continue reading Progress
When we first received our foster son we were told that he didn't play with other children, but did parallel play. I thought that was interesting for a 5 year old, but it was honestly a low priority when we first got him. I just wanted him to be comfortable in our home during this… Continue reading Dirty Laundry
Going into this process I felt confident that we were going to be good (maybe even great) parents. We would over-come challenges and nurture whatever child came into our home. I was nervous, but my confidence told me I was fine. We had an awesome support system, right? There was one fear I couldn't get… Continue reading Fear
I'm an over-explainer. I feel if I don't clarify something then the person I'm talking to wont truly understand. It's a fear of being misunderstood. I'm learning to let that go through fostering. I think I'm most self-conscious when I'm disciplining our little one. Will they (aka people I don't know and will never talk… Continue reading Let People Wonder
I can't tell you how much I tried to prepare only to be blindsided about a dozen times each week. Everything is SO new. We are blessed to have an incredible community who has offered nothing but love and support. Without a strong community behind us it would be a lot harder. I didn't realize… Continue reading Expectations