Posted on July 8, 2020 by
I have learned to be much more aware that my beautiful, intelligent son faces challenges every day that have not been part of my life. I hope that awareness will make me more sensitive to his experiences as a young man and to be better at helping him navigate his world. He’ll need more than my unconditional love in order to do that.
Posted on May 26, 2020 by
You had some questions about foster parenting and we agreed to talk over a cup of coffee soon. Well, the pandemic has put that plan on hold for a while. So, I thought I’d drop you a note.
Posted on April 9, 2020 by
Everyone’s life has been changed by the coronavirus. Families are spending more time together under difficult circumstances. Our routines have been disrupted. Foster families must cope with all of these challenges while meeting the needs of their foster children during a crisis.
Posted on February 11, 2020 by
It’s the love - for the kids, for the parents, for my peers - that keeps me going.
Posted on November 27, 2019 by
We’ve been through this before as a foster parent. As “the season” approaches, let’s try to keep a few things in mind.
Posted on September 19, 2019 by
Every child in foster care has a trauma history. As a result of trauma, especially when it occurs over time, children develop coping mechanisms. When a foster child joins your family, they may bring these survival behaviors with them even though your home is safe. As a parent, you have the opportunity to provide a safe environment in which your child can heal.
Posted on September 3, 2019 by
As the new school year progresses there may be some bumps in the road for your foster child. Here are some tips to help them get back on track.
Posted on May 30, 2019 by
Everything is new to me. When I first join your family, I need to learn so many new things. Make a point of letting me know how things work in your house.
Posted on February 25, 2019 by
6:30 AM: I’m up before my foster son, Darren. I like to have my first cup of coffee before starting the day’s adventures with my thirteen-year-old. I’ll need the caffeine to keep up with him.
Posted on January 23, 2019 by
Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent? You’re not alone. Many of us contemplate this life-changing question because we care about kids and want what’s best for them.