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”

Saying "Yes!", Waiting

Our First “Yes!”

During the licensing process, our Licensing Worker encouraged us to be very honest with ourselves about the children we would be able to parent. What behaviors could we manage?  Fire setting?  Animal abuse?  Sexualized behavior and acting out?  Violence?  What special needs are we willing to work with?  ADHD?  Autism?  Bi-Polar Disorder?  Developmental and cognitive… Continue reading Our First “Yes!”