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Smash Cake Dreams

Three and a half years ago we were celebrating my daughters 6th birthday. It hit me hard that I would never celebrate any birthdays with my foster son. This baby that I loved more than life itself would soon be … Continue reading

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“I could never do that!!”—You might be right.

This isn’t going to be the most positive post; honestly I am learning a lot the past few months & I think in the early years of my fostering I was a little more idealistic. I believed we were all … Continue reading

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Let your guard down

Let your guard down and let the fracture heal or become a part of your new normal, a picture perfect Christmas story that’s not based on what you would it like it to be but what it is… real, raw and true.

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I got that from her

Why do the most amazing conversations with my kids happen in the car? I swear.  They do. About two months ago, I was riding with my kids and Alivea started asking me questions about her birth parents. Mommy, do you … Continue reading

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Building Relationships

The first children placed in my home long-term were two-year-old twin boys. I was still wide eyed and optimistic about my skills in single parenting. As it goes, my first few nights with them were a whirlwind. I dove head first … Continue reading

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Worry, Worry, Worry!

“Worry, worry, worry! What makes you worry?” It’s no secret that foster care is HARD. It’s hard on everyone; Foster children, parents, foster parents, siblings, foster siblings, grandparents, everyone. Yes, Shane & I signed up for this heartache but in … Continue reading

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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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