3 things that keep me up at night

Bio family concerns I wonder how bio mom and dad must feel to know their children may not return to their arms.  Sometimes I am angry at their decisions.  Sometimes I just want to jump in and help them make better decisions in the future.   Sometimes I ponder if we adopt what communication withContinue reading “3 things that keep me up at night”

The lifetime impact of tomorrow’s decision explained

When I started this blog, I made a commitment to myself to share our story as out loud as we could while protecting identities and by protecting what the children might read down the road.  In light of tomorrow’s meeting, I feel like I should share with you how what happens tomorrow impacts our heartsContinue reading “The lifetime impact of tomorrow’s decision explained”

and the timeline increases…

Option A didn’t happen today.  But neither did option B. Instead not enough evidence was found and a new meeting is set for Fri. Feb. 6, 2015. At first, the communication was unclear and vague as to if the children were moving back with bio mom.  That stung.  That resulted in me in a lotContinue reading “and the timeline increases…”

Traditional vs. Legal-Risk Foster Care Placements

Over the course of our journey we have learned there are some misconceptions about foster care and exactly the role my husband and I are playing. So in an effort to clarify, my husband suggested writing a post on the topic of traditional foster care placements and legal-risk foster care placements. What is foster care?Continue reading “Traditional vs. Legal-Risk Foster Care Placements”

if I were to make a BuzzFeed video

I would share brief dialogue clips from conversations we have had with others in 2014. When my husband and I went through the licensing process to become an adoptive home for children in foster care, we learned that a good portion of our role is to educate… might I say “re-educate”… the general public. ThereContinue reading “if I were to make a BuzzFeed video”