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
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
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
Spoiler alert. As of today, two years after I almost quit foster parenting, I am writing this while sitting next to my nine year old son - who lived with us as a foster placement for 18 months before we adopted him. He is the love of our lives. But two years ago this week,… Continue reading Love isn’t enough.