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Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Foster Parent?

Far and away the most common response I get when telling people the infant in my care is a foster placement is something to the effect of “You are so amazing/it takes a special person to do that/I could never do that” etc. etc. etc.   I have yet to say what I am really thinking […]

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Joy and Loss: How We Became Foster Parents

First, we got a license to be a foster care home, and then we “opened” to receive calls for potential placement. We opened at midnight on a Monday. I turned on my phone ringer Sunday night, just in case. I had the feeling of anticipation identical to the days before my biological babies were born, when I was […]

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An Open Letter to My Birth Father

In honor of National Adoption Month, we’re bringing you a series this week on adoption and fostering. We hope “A Road to Adoption” provides helpful information for those considering the journey and those who’ve already started!  I’ve always been open and proud about being adopted.  Often people apologize and wince while asking me questions. No […]

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Love For A Child :: Overcoming the Fear in Adoption

In honor of National Adoption Month, we’re bringing you a series this week on adoption and fostering. We hope “A Road to Adoption” provides helpful information for those considering the journey and those who’ve already started!  I always wanted to adopt….my husband did not, he wanted to father his children and pass on the family […]

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Our Gotcha Day :: 7,700 Miles Away From Home

In honor of National Adoption Month, we’re bringing you a series this week on adoption and fostering. We hope “A Road to Adoption” provides helpful information for those considering the journey and those who’ve already started!  “Gotcha Day” is the term used by adoptive parents to describe the day you meet and bring your child […]

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Brave Love :: A Shift in Perception

In honor of National Adoption Month, we’re bringing you a series this week on adoption and fostering. We hope “A Road to Adoption” provides helpful information for those considering the journey and those who’ve already started!  The idea of BraveLove began in 2012, with a small group of people working with a local pregnancy resource […]

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When is an Adoptive Family a Family? The Post-Placement to Finalization Period

In honor of National Adoption Month, we’re bringing you a series this week on adoption and fostering. We hope “A Road to Adoption” provides helpful information for those considering the journey and those who’ve already started!  The most commonly known aspect of adoption is that no matter how you bring your child home, it is […]

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