Thoughts on "The System"

Rehoming: Thoughts on Broken Adoptions

Before we get into broken adoptions (when a child is re-homed or placed back in the "system" after being adopted once), I have a standard 2020 disclaimer: It's been a while since I've posted. 'Cause 2020 reasons. You know, end of the world; apocalypse; pandemic; civil rights crisis; murder hornets; wildfires.... So this most recent… Continue reading Rehoming: Thoughts on Broken Adoptions

Thoughts on "The System"

When Adoption is Your Plan A

When I became a foster and, ultimately, an adoptive parent, something mysterious happened.  Rainbows started popping up in the comments section of my posts on social media and in my DMs.  With the rainbows, came messages of hope, congratulations and often, solidarity. "We thought of adopting before we finally conceived." "My third IVF just failed.… Continue reading When Adoption is Your Plan A

Thoughts on "The System"

Tips for foster parents from a caseworker — Child Welfare Mom

As a caseworker, I like to work hand in hand with a foster family. It makes my job easier and provides more support to the child. Yet sometimes I cannot fathom what foster parents do, dont do, say, and/or how they act. So here are some of the things I would like to pass along […]… Continue reading Tips for foster parents from a caseworker — Child Welfare Mom

Batman, Saying "Yes!"

Our Foster Parenting Journey: “We Can Help This One”

Driving away from the shelter, we sat in silence.  I didn't have words.  A mild panic rose up from my stomach to my throat as my mind replayed images of the 7 year old boy crashing the small plastic animals together.  I thought back to that Oprah episode I watched years ago with the young… Continue reading Our Foster Parenting Journey: “We Can Help This One”