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…

The Dark Side of Foster Care Pt 1

Sometimes it takes an injustice to spur people to action.  When I hear about poor examples of foster parents, it’s shocking, disturbing, and makes me want to try even harder to break the stereotype that we’re in it for the paycheck.  Babygaga.com came out with an article a couple months ago that shared confessions from kids who had bad experiences…

If God Asked Me

Last week I wrote about the difficulty of having children who are part of your family but aren’t your children.  Today’s post is a continuation of that thought. God often challenges my thinking, taking me on thought exercises to grow my faith.  He’ll take an area I’m not comfortable surrendering and will ask me to let go.  God knows exactly…

Animals and Fostering

Animal lovers out there have probably wondered at some point or another if animals are allowed while fostering.  It’s going to vary slightly from county to county, but generally speaking, it’s okay to keep pets while doing foster care.  Some agencies will require indoor pets documented and a record of up-to-date vaccinations.  Other agencies will have a limit on the…

1 Corinthians 13 Love for Bio Parents

I’m not the kind of person to gravitate towards a women’s Bible study, but I’ve somehow found myself in one and signed up for the next.  It’s not that I don’t see the value in it, but I do have a hard time not dissecting every line of whatever Beth Moore book is being studied.  We’re going through a book…