A Letter To My Foster Son’s Former Foster Parent

If I was writing this letter two years ago it would have been written very differently. I probably would have berated you for the choices you made. I would have accused you of not trying hard enough to connect with the child in your care, and I would have told you how unimpressed I was with your decisions. There is a good chance that my words would have been unkind and hurtful.… Read More A Letter To My Foster Son’s Former Foster Parent

Confessions of a Working Mother: Tips For New Foster Parents From a Foster Mom and Foster Son

I have officially been a foster mom for an entire year. In that year I have learned many valuable lessons that I would like to share with you here. In addition, I have included a section written by my 15-year-old foster son. He has been in homes other than mine, and has used his life… Read More Confessions of a Working Mother: Tips For New Foster Parents From a Foster Mom and Foster Son

A Memory

I’m so glad I kept a journal in my early days of parenting, when we were first meeting our children, and learning the foster parent dance. There are some magical moments caught in there… I noticed early on that it was very powerful to say to my son, “I am glad you are here.” I… Read More A Memory