Category: my story monday

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…

My Story Monday: Fostering Love

My Story Monday: Fostering Love We’ve been licensed a year and a half and have had 3 placements.  Our first boy was a newborn, 2 days old.  He was in our home for three weeks before being placed with a family friend.  Our second placement proved that a lot can happen in a day!  We were placed with an 18…

My Story Monday: I Had 4 Year Old Twins Overnight!

Last week was the first of a new series called “My Story Monday” where real foster parents share their stories in exclusive interviews.  If you missed it, you’ll definitely want to check it out here.  This week’s story comes from a mom on her first placement with 4 year old twins. My Story Monday I have wanted children for as…

My Story Monday: A Reluctant Start

I am starting a new weekly series, “My Story Monday,” where I will be anonymously interviewing foster parents to provide insight into what it’s like to foster. Most of us walk into this journey blind to what it’ll actually be like on a day-to-day basis, so an inside look into fostering is an unparalleled and powerful resource.  Please enjoy our…