If you bring traumatized children into your home, the traumatic events that they suffered through can take its toll on you, the caregiver, even to the point that you can begin to suffer from secondary traumatic stress (STS).  Read more on STS and stress management […]

How Secondary Trauma Affects Your Other Children

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RestEasyWithCVS #CollectiveBias As a foster parent, I’ve had children of various ages and needs in my home; however, I was not prepared when an older child of 8-years-old […]

10 Tips for Bedwetting in Older Children

I’m so excited!!! This weekend, the Adoption HEART Conference finally takes off beginning this Sunday, May 1st through Friday, May 6th. With over 20 video sessions with experts of various experiences and views on adoption, the Adoption HEART Conference is an invaluable resource for adoptive parents or […]

Don’t Miss These Sessions at the online Adoption HEART Conference

The Adoption HEART Conference is almost here!!! I’m so excited!! {disclosure: I’m really nervous!!} The Adoption HEART Conference is a free online event taking place May 1st through May 6th. As an adoptive parent, I’ve struggled with navigating the unique challenges that come with parenting […]

Free Online Adoption Conference

Graduation is around the corner. Graduating from college is an accomplishment that is sadly reserved for only 9% of low-income students receive a college diploma.[source: CNN Money] Our amazing niece, Lydia, has overcome many obstacles, including growing up poor, to achieve the incredible accomplishment of […]

This Girl is in the 9 Percent That Accomplish This

As a foster parent, I have never been privy to the removal of a child placed in foster care. The process after a child enters foster care is quite complicated and can have a number of outcomes. Before a child enter the foster care system, […]

How Children Enter the Foster Care System