Dropping Anchors is a foster care blog created by a group of foster mamas from all over North America.
“Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.”
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
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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
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
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.
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
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
“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
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
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
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