Author Archives: Alisha Palmer

About Alisha Palmer

Alisha and her husband Shane have been therapeutic and medically fragile foster parents since 2012, caring for many children from medically fragile infants to therapeutic teenagers, and numerous in between. In 2015 they adopted their two amazing daughters from the foster care system. She is a foster care and adoption advocate who strives to encourage others to step out of their comfort zone and into this world, providing love and stability to children during their darkest times. Follow her on Instagram @fosterloveforeverhome.

Two excuses to not become foster parents

Guest post as part of our National Adoption Month series: Post by Gena Thomas ________________________________________________________________________________ About four million Americans go on missions trips every year,[i] many of which are to orphanages. We go overseas, hold HIV positive babies, take pictures … Continue reading

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This is pure joy in foster care.

Guest post as part of our National Adoption Month series: Post by Sarah Harmeyer ____________________________________________________________________________________ Pure joy. There are moments like that in foster care. Moments your heart bursts with love and fullness. Moments the smile just won’t leave your … Continue reading

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And still I am abused

Guest post as part of our National Adoption Month series: Post by Paige May _________________________________________________________________________________________ I have been punched, but it didn’t leave a mark. I have had my ponytail pulled in anger, but I have a lot of hair. … Continue reading

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It Just Makes Sense

Guest post from our National Adoption Month Series: Post by Stephanie Erwin __________________________________________________________________________________________ In just a moment, it happened.  I fell in love with a sweet little boy, and two weeks later, he was in our home,  under our care.  … Continue reading

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How to tick off a Mama Bear with 5 little words

“Did you have them tested?” she asked. “Tested for WHAT?!” I replied while secretly hoping she wouldn’t say what I thought she would say. But alas, she did. “You know… to make sure they aren’t… (whispers) ‘crazy‘ before you decided … Continue reading

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Did I do good, Mama?!

This was the question my daughter asked me on report card day. She was so proud to have gotten her report card and couldn’t wait to show it to me. I glanced down at the stack of papers. I am … Continue reading

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#VoiceofFosterCare #VoiceofAdoption Challenge

Are you adopted? Are you a current or former foster child? Are you an adoptive parent? Are you a foster parent? Are you a sibling to a foster child or have an adopted sibling? Are you just a family friend … Continue reading

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