A rite of passage that most people experience at some point is getting a job. Why wait until adulthood to work? If possible, teenagers should get a job because of the many social skills and life skills they can learn before they launch out on their own. Many parents are not sure if their child […]
(Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive a small commission from items purchased through the links below) Scrolling through Amazon, I was quickly skimming to see if there were any books on adoption that jumped out at me. We started our fostering journey in 2010 and adoption in 2013. Right now, I’m in a season of reflecting
If you are new to fostering or just beginning the process, you may wonder what is back to school like in foster care? Over the years, several of our foster children were school-aged. This is a distinctly different experience than having preschool or infant foster children because children going to school are going into yet
Several months ago, I made a “contract” with my teen foster child. After our foster daugther had been here about a month, it became apparent that there were some serious issues that nearly caused a placement disruption. We were dealing with issues common to kids in foster care like stealing, lying and deception. Initially I handled
Continued from Part 1 of When God Whispers – Our Adoption Story Idealism Meets Reality –(The part where fostering is so much harder than we could have imagined.) Our double adoption began with fostering. We said “yes” to the CALL…and they came. The social worker arrived first followed shortly by Sadie and Abel with their
Like many stories, our double adoption story does not have a concrete beginning. I think I have wanted to adopt since I was a child. But, this adoption…the one where we add two blessings to our family, began in early 2006. By God’s grace, we had found a buyer for our small bungalow house right before
Foster care is full of unknowns and every family chooses to foster for different reasons. But again and again, I was reminded that with foster care it’s not a grocery store. You can’t pick and choose who you get. Every child is special and every child has needs and has been through trauma…every child.