Category: Fostering

Christmas Gift Ideas for Bio Parents

It’s that time of year that I keep a mental shopping list running in my head.  One gift that I’ve been thinking about is what to get for my foster daughter’s parents.  Since she’s an infant, this list will be geared towards younger kids. Photographs I’m a big believer that all children should have quality photos of themselves, especially if…

What to Do About Santa

Santa is a touchy subject for many families, so you can imagine that it becomes all the more difficult when you have foster children in the home who may have been raised with different values, traditions, and beliefs.  Around this time of year, the question of Santa comes up.  How should we approach the topic with our foster children?  Below…

Thankfulness

Lately, I’ve had to stop myself from feelings of bitterness.  I’ve been wronged a time or two, and I can easily fall prey to righteous anger and resentment.  There are days when I wonder why such and such had to happen, why I wasn’t more assertive, what eloquent speech I should have given instead of whatever uninspired rambling actually left…

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…