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”

I didn’t realize I am on a list of only 25

Did you know that an equal number of babies and foster children are adopted each year?  In our country, 38% of adoptions are private (mainly infants), 37% are through foster care, and 25% are international. I couldn’t quite grasp why there are so many children stuck in foster care until I saw the data…  InContinue reading “I didn’t realize I am on a list of only 25”

10 lies people believe about foster care

This post needs no introduction.  But in the SchoolHouse Rock’s spirit – “Knowledge Is Power!” Lie #1.  The purpose of foster care is to provide permanent homes for children. Fact:    The purpose of foster care is to provide a temporary home for children until their family can be stabilize. Lie #2.  Only younger adultsContinue reading “10 lies people believe about foster care”

At some point you will be hotlined

During our foster care licensing courses (STARS classes) we were told we would be hotlined at some point.  But what we weren’t told is: How exactly the hotline process works. 1.  Someone reports a concerning behavior via the Child Protection Hotline.  The someone could be a teacher, neighbor, family member, foster parent (us), etc.  TheContinue reading “At some point you will be hotlined”