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Emergency foster care placement is what we were labeled. Most parents have months to prepare for their child arriving into the world. We only had 4 days! Less than 1 week of scrambling for clothes, toys, lawyers, and paperwork. So. Much. Paperwork! We joke that […]

When Foster Parenting is More Than You Bargained For


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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewBeneful #CollectiveBias We are so excited to share the news that we are adopting again!!! Our 9-year-old son, JD, has been bugging us to get him a dog […]

We Are Adopting Again!!!


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WHY HOMESCHOOL YOUR ADOPTED CHILD? School can be overwhelmingly stressful for a young child – but add to that a history of trauma, a new language, separation from parents, peer pressure, developmental or social delays – and an adopted child can struggle with big emotions, […]

6 Smart Reasons to Homeschool Your Adopted Child



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Have you thought about what will happen to your children after adoption if you were to die unexpectedly? This summer, my husband and I were forced to seriously think about plans for our young boys after we are gone. In May, after a long while […]

What Happens to Your Kids If Something Happens to You?


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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


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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