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Foster Care & Adoption

As most of my regular readers know, Matt and I adopted our two oldest sons from foster care. We were foster parents for many years- mainly to special needs infants and toddlers. My old blog shared a lot of stories, advice, and experiences from our years as foster parents. I’ve decided to bring some of those old posts to this blog because I know quite a few people in real life as well as in blog land who are in the process of fostering and/or adopting children. I’ll be adding the posts to this page as quickly as I can so check back often.


*Please Note- these posts are about our experiences as foster parents and about how the system works in our particular state and county. They do not reflect the system as a whole or every scenario that could occur. If you are a foster parent and have questions about the laws in your state, please contact a social worker at your county office. 


Our Foster Care & Adoption Journey


The Art Of Foster Care Documentation


What Being A Foster Mom Means


Questions To Ask A Placement Worker


Stages Of Foster Parent Grief: A Parody


How To Ruin A Marriage Through Foster Parenting


How Foster Parenting Changed Me


Things To Think About As A New Foster Parent


The First Day Of A Foster Placement


An Inside Look At A Foster Placement


Creating A Life Book For Foster Children


Different Types Of Foster Care Permanency Goals


Timelines For A Foster Care Case Plan


Lessons Learned About Foster Parenting


How A Foster Care Placement Happens