How a Backpack Can Give Hope to a Hungry Child


On that Monday morning, the tiny Kindergartner was anxiously anticipating as my mother served him a breakfast meal in the cafeteria line at school.  He grabbed his tray, quickly ran to a table, sat down and began devouring his meal.  He wolfed down the sausage-on-a-stick -- but then something shocking happened when he finished eating the sausage -- he began eating the … [Read more...]

Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Idea plus FREE Printable


Hey ya'll! I'm Deonna and I write Child at Heart: A faith-based DIY, gift ideas, and family blog. I'm a stay-at-home mom, police wife, and mommy to this little cutie :) Had to share a picture from my Instagram with my new Foster 2 Forever friends :) I was asked by Penelope to share an easy gift idea for Mother's Day with you. I was one of Penelope's roomies at Blog … [Read more...]

Think You’re Too Old to be a Parent?


Read Kenneth's story on adoption as an older parent! I sat at the kitchen table drinking a glass of ice-cold water. It was late June, in the middle of a Texas drought. The temperature outside hovered around 110 degrees. My cell phone rang. With sweat dripping down my nose I glanced at the caller ID. The name of our child placing agency appeared on the screen. I sighed. … [Read more...]

Win an Autographed Copy of Nia Vardalos’ Instant Mom


I'm so excited to offer the readers of Foster2Forever a chance to win a copy of Instant Mom - autographed by Nia Vardalos herself!!! If you haven't read this book --> What are you waiting for??? The writer and actress of My Big Fat Greek Wedding honestly shares about how she became a mom of a preschooler instantly with a phone call! I could certainly relate to her … [Read more...]

Are You Really Ready for Baby? 10 Must-Have Baby Items


Becoming a mom for the first time is quite overwhelming in of itself. However, as a foster parent, I became a mother of a baby for the very first time with hardly any notice at all.  Overwhelmed is an understatement of what I was going through - I was completely utterly frazzled for over a month! For a few weeks, I had to take a trip to the store - every - single - day - to … [Read more...]