Tag Archives: foster parenting

Difference Makers: A Foster Care Awareness Video

The Dropping Anchors Blog crew strives to encourage and empower other foster and adoptive parents. Our hearts break for the 415,000+ children living in the foster care system and want to do whatever we can to improve the lives of … Continue reading

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Instagram Photo Prompt Challenge

Join the DA Crew and other foster parents on Instagram during the month of April as we host our first ever photo prompt challenge! Grab the  monthly prompt photo below and post to your Instagram account using the hashtag #DroppingAnchorsBlog. … Continue reading

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Foster Care Awareness: Video

In August of this year, I was preparing our video announcement for the upcoming adoption of our son, when I came across a song that screamed out “THIS IS FOSTER CARE!”, and I felt the need to run to the … Continue reading

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Things they can’t teach you in training.

Becoming a licensed foster parent is no easy task. You’ll fill out hundreds of forms. You’ll go through hours of trainings. You’ll have more home visits than you’ll want to count. You’ll think you’re prepared when you get that first … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day to all the Real Dads

This post is dedicated to the husbands of the Dropping Anchors Crew. May every child be as lucky as ours to have a Daddy such as them.       In 1909, after hearing a Mother’s Day sermon, Sonora Smart Dodd, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day! Love, Middle Mom

Definition: Middle Mom /ˈmidl/ /mäm/ noun: 1. Not the first, not the last, but mother to a child during their moments away from their family. 2. Standing in the maternal gap for a child between their past and their future.   Mother’s … Continue reading

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What is Foster Care?

As a foster parent there are constantly questions and comments coming at us from all directions. A lot of times I’ll smile and nod maybe give a quick generic answer, especially if I have my children with me. While I wish … Continue reading

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