Category: my story monday

My Story Monday: Attached

“My Story Monday” is a weekly segment where foster parents anonymously share their stories, tips, and advice.  It is intended to encourage prospective foster parents and demystify the journey of fostering.  You can view past stories here: My Story Monday.   My Story Monday: Attached I got tired of reading stories about children in foster care being harmed worse than the…

My Story Monday: It Started with a Dream

“My Story Monday” is a weekly segment where foster parents anonymously share their stories, tips, and advice.  It is intended to encourage prospective foster parents and demystify the journey of fostering.  You can view past stories here: My Story Monday.   My Story Monday: It Started with a Dream My daughters were getting older.  They were in late high school, and…

My Story Monday: Fostering to Foster

“My Story Monday” is a weekly segment where foster parents anonymously share their stories, tips, and advice.  It is intended to encourage prospective foster parents and demystify the journey of fostering.  You can view past stories here: My Story Monday.     My Story Monday: Fostering to Foster   I have always wanted to adopt, ever since I was young. …

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…

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…

My Story Monday: Medically Fragile

My Story Monday is a weekly series where people anonymously share their experience of becoming a foster parent.  These real life accounts show prospective foster parents what it’s really like and provide encouragement to others who are also in the trenches.  If you’re new to the site, you can browse through the collection here. My Story Monday: Medically Fragile I…

Lies and Patience

My Story Monday features an interview with a foster parent.  The purpose is to share stories from actual foster parents and shine a light on what it’s actually like to foster.  Follow the series here. My Story Monday My husband was taken in by another family as a child.  It wasn’t officially foster care, just a neighbor who recognized my…