5 Things To Know About Fostering Teens

So I promised I would write a post about our new placement, and here it is!  We are fostering teens!  Yes, teens!  I remember when we started on this journey and we never considered taking older children.  I have heard it all about kids over the age of 5.  Most of it is not positive. […]

Essential Oils for Children

There is nothing more frustrating than going to the doctor to find out your kid has a viral infection and there is nothing they can do but recommend sleep and fluids.  I hate watching kids suffer and wish I could do more to help them… well there are some things you can do.  Essential oils […]

Thinking of Foster Care Part II

As promised, here is the part regarding fostering children! I know I’ve left pieces out, so please feel free to ask questions in the comments below.  Please also read the first part of this post on tips for foster parents.  These are all things I would have loved to know before I started fostering.  What […]

Thinking of Foster Care Part I

Have you ever thought about foster care?  I’m sure a  lot of people have but most people are so baffled by it, or concerned about getting too attached, or worried about risky children ending up in their home.  Well I have begun compiling some tips for those considering it, or those in training.  These are […]

Foster Parent vs Bio Parent

I know it’s been a while since I have posted anything here… like a LONG while! I have been meaning to get back into it… so I thought I would start with something light. I do not know what it’s like to be a bio parent, but I LOVE being a foster parent. So this […]

6 insane weeks!

Got a call for a placement, they were moving foster homes… this is apparently never good.  We’ll call them B14 and B9, sister and brother respectively, and the numbers refer to their ages.  They asked if I could pick them up.  The agency is over an hour away, but I said yes because otherwise these […]

Attached

When R & J first came into our lives, it was difficult not to fall in love with them immediately. We became so attached, even though in the back of my mind I remembered that these were not our children. From the moment they walked through our front door I was a nervous wreck… going […]

Our First

We recently had our first placement, and things have been so busy that I have not had time to update this blog. So here we go! July 2nd 2014: Right after hearing the most difficult news from someone close to me, we got the call. It was a particularly emotional day. At 8pm, our licensing […]

Preparation

One of the things I did when we first decided to try Foster Care was to see if any former children had posted videos on YouTube of their experience… these are some of the stories that I found. Being Taken Away The confusion of what it feels like to be taken away from the only […]

Foster Kid Experience

The little girl in this short film just broke my heart! This is exactly what we might expect a typical foster care situation to be like… it will be challenging, but rewarding. It will hurt, but it will also feel amazing. There are so many emotions that will run through your mind, yet we are […]