Unfounded: How we handled false accusations as foster parents.

Unfounded: How we handled false accusations as foster parents.
It’s not a matter of if, but when. That’s what seasoned foster parents will tell you when you first enter the world of foster care. False accusations come with the territory of raising other people’s children, especially when those people are angry, bitter, and possibly struggling mentally. When those mothers, fathers are in a place... Read more »

Reunification hits home

Reunification hits home
I didn’t have work or anything to do today but the second my eyes opened at 6 a.m. I was awake for good. We knew this day was coming but the reality sat heavy in my chest. My two youngest children are moving out today. As a foster parent, you know going into your relationship... Read more »

When family isn't forever as a foster parent

When family isn't forever as a foster parent
I catch a glimpse of this out of the corner of my eye and wonder when, if, HOW, we should take it down. Family, not forever, but family. Family for a time, family in my heart. I wonder how they are, if they safe, what they are doing, if they eat regularly. I wonder if... Read more »
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Mother's Day as a foster mama gets complicated

Mother's Day as a foster mama gets complicated
What is motherhood when the children you are mothering aren’t your own, yours to keep? It’s been a few months since our youngest two left and while 99% of the time I feel 99% at peace with the fact that they have moved on, there are moments when it hits me all over again. I... Read more »

Mommy? I miss my other Mommy.

Mommy? I miss my other Mommy.
My wife and I became foster parents almost a year ago and just two days after our license became active I got The Call. The call we had been wondering about and hoping for. The call that would potentially bring our future children into our lives. I had kept my phone on with the ringer... Read more »