10 Ways You Can Participate in Stand Sunday

November is National Adoption Month.  In partnership with Orphan Sunday, November 12th is Stand Sunday in support of foster care.  The Christian Alliance for Orphans is behind this event, and you can view a video on how Stand Sunday started (it’s short and worth the watch). What I love about this event is it teaches that everyone can do something to…

False Allegations: A Follow Up

I’ve had numerous shares on a recent post about false allegations being made against foster parents.  In it, a woman talked about her experience of being falsely accused of child abuse on an infant who had a brain bleed due to medical issues.  The foster parents had saved this child’s life at two months old, done everything right, and were…

My Story Monday: Too Old to Adopt?

My husband and I are a blended family.  I have two biological college-aged children, and my husband has three grown children and nine grandchildren.  I had talked to my husband about possibly adopting when we got married almost 8 years ago, but he wasn’t interested in adoption at that time.  Several years later, we spoke to a man at our…

The Dark Side of Foster Care Pt 2

We all know there are bad apples in foster care.  It’s a horrible reality of our world that among those who are suppose to be examples of love and compassion, some can slip in and cause great harm to already hurting children.  Today’s post is about another dark aspect of fostering, but this time it’s what can cause the good…

My Story Monday: Former Foster Child

This week’s “My Story Monday” is my first interview with a foster parent who has firsthand experience in foster care.  As a warning, this true story describes graphic abuse.  Names have been changed to protect their identities. My Story Monday: Former Foster Child I was born in Colorado to my mom, Katie. She had met my dad in New York…

Favorite Products and a Giveaway!

I am quickly becoming an Amazon lover.  We signed up for a free month of Prime this summer, and I’m hooked!  Below are items on my foster care wish list and an item I’m giving away at the end, so keep scrolling! Giveaway at the bottom! 1) Bonus Mom Mug I love coffee, and unlike bowls and plates, I love…

The Preschooler’s Answer to “Is This Your Sister?”

I started a two part post yesterday on the dark side of foster care and in response, former foster children started coming out of the woodwork to share their traumatic experiences.  Part two will come, but today is a reprieve from the heavy to share a quick story from the home front.   Yesterday we had our first snow storm…