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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