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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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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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Resting Season

I wrote this blog post months ago. I never edited or read over it after typing it out, didn’t really know if Dropping Anchors was the place for it even, so it sat unpublished for about six months. I pulled … Continue reading

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