Adoption Continuously

Tweet We adopted our handsome son last year. We had worked with him for two years before that, attending therapy sessions, talking about adoption, acceptance, unconditional love. By the time he was officially ours, all that was left to do was celebration! Yet, only a few days ago he needed to be reminded that we won’t abandon him, that we love …

What Do You Need?

Tweet I have had this blog for a while now and have shared what I felt was good information on foster care and adoption and the therapeutic side of working with a child who has come from deep trauma. Now, I would like to ask your help. What do you need from this blog? Are you looking for any particular information or perhaps you have a specific question …

Wanna Foster?

Tweet Are you interested in foster care? *A quick word first, go to your computer and look for child services in your own State. There are services provided straight by the State and by agencies who work with the State. Before you commit to one or the other, however, read about them all first. They can differ in their support system, so make sure you …

Behaviors, Should You Panic?

Tweet I know that you didn’t know that we were gone, but we were, and we are back! A trip and only husband and myself, a mini honey-moon. The kids were not included! We were only gone for 10 days but maintained contact throughout our travels. The in-laws stayed home with the children. Through face-time, we saw the kids every day. While the girls …

Our 2015 Report!

Tweet 2 posts in a day, not my usual. But today WordPress, through this little thing called Jetpack, sent me my 2015 report, and it is so fun to see how things went and remember the most read posts and all. A fun fact, it tells me who is the person who commented the most. So, a small shout out to Emily Mulder, our biggest commentator! YAY!!   Emily, …

How Was It For You?

Tweet I have a question! How was it for you? What took you to choose foster care or adoption or both? What is your story? Yes, I do share our story here on the blog. You can check it out on my Our Story page.   But there is a side that I never shared with you before. And you know what is the coolest part? My husband asked me to share it!   …

Foster-Care And A Car Wreck

Tweet An analogy about foster-care: Foster-care is like a car wreck. Imagine with me, this very sad sequence of events. A fictional family of mom, dad and four kids is driving down the road. Things are sort of chaotic. No one has the seat-belt on.  The kids are bouncing from seat to seat. Suddenly, the driver looses control of the wheels, and the car …

You Adopted. Now, What?

Tweet So, you have adopted your child!! Congratulations!  Now, what? What to expect once the adoption celebrations end, the music stops and the confetti settles on the ground? A few practical questions may arise. Your lawyer should be able to answer those. Other questions, though, are less practical to answer– Why is my child acting up, now that …

Adoption Day

Tweet We woke up that morning in much the same way we always do, but the air was different. All around us was different. It was adoption day.     We all took our showers and got ourselves ready.     Boy held himself together. He was being so strong. Though he was nervous, he was completely under control.     Then off we …

The Last Day…

Tweet Wednesday night – I would like to open this entry by quoting my dear friend, who commented on yesterday’s post, “only one more sleep and the legalities will be behind you…your family, legally complete. No more anything but grow and love, love and grow. God is in it all, and He is good to give us the desires of our heart …