Religion & Foster Care

Every week I have been inspired to write about something that I might have experienced in the field, or heard from a colleague, foster, parent, etc. This week, I wanted to touch on a sensitive topic I suppose, but I wanted to address it in a way that demonstrates the...

What Do You Choose To Do With What You’re Given?

This week I have been constantly inspired by people and by events, and although mostly uplifting, you can’t help to feel quite heartbroken. I think about the quote you always hear around, or some derivative of the quote, ‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a...

Babies!

Almost in all cases, across all generations, you can’t cross a baby with out smiling, cooing, squealing with delight, etc. I suppose it depends on who you are, but it can almost be universally acknowledged that babies are most beloved. Working in foster care over the...

Normalcy is Such an ‘Un-Normal’ Way to Describe Normal

Once Upon a time, not so long ago, I worked as a Program Director for another foster care agency, and I was elbow deep in paperwork preparing for our quarterly review with a committee known as ‘Youth for Tomorrow’. These folks read a foster child’s file and determine...