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.

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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What to Expect When Your Adult Child Becomes a Foster Parent

Guest Post by Brian Herzog, father of Dropping Anchors Mama Stephanie Hagen It is definitely a mixed bag of emotions to watch your child enter into foster parenting. There’s the incredible pride to know your adult child is doing something … Continue reading

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Why You Can’t Be Pro-Life Without Being Pro-Foster: The Crazy Math of Abortion

Part of the Dads Take-Over Series: Post by Trent Friberg My name is Trent. I have a problem. And I can admit it. I get annoyed too easily. There. I said it. It is out in the open. I get … Continue reading

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The Toughest Words For This Foster Dad to Hear: “I Don’t Know How You Do It”

Part of the Dads Take Over Series: Post by Trent Friberg There were a lot of question marks, a lot of unknowns, when we first decided to do this thing called foster care. If I’m honest, I had a lot … Continue reading

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Just For This Moment Dad

Part of the Dads Take Over series: Post by Shane Palmer Hello little one, It’s me, your “just for this moment” dad. You remember, don’t you? I’m that guy whose house they brought you to and said, “Here, this is … Continue reading

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