Tag: grief

On finding peace in grief as an agnostic foster parent

I am not a religious person. The last time I set foot in a church was pre-COVID at the request of my 8 year old foster daughter. The time before that was a decade ago if not more. To be honest it made my skin crawl. I felt walled in. I sat in the pew... Read more »

Failed adoption: Hope, heartbreak and lying caseworkers

Failed adoption: Hope, heartbreak and lying caseworkers
“Can one of you call me when you have a minute?” That’s never a good text message to get from a caseworker and I pulled over immediately to respond. I was circling the parking lot at the McHenry County Courthouse complex in an attempt to find the vague WIC building. I set out that morning... 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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