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Forgotten Fridays, Foster ParentingJun. 15, 2012

Forgotten Fridays: From a Foster Mama’s Heart

It’s the birthday of their arrival, and the anniversary of a journey for me. One year ago today the girls moved in. One year ago, we were entrusted with two souls to be the incarnation of Christ to. It was five minutes before the first lie was told. Ten minutes before the first tantrum thrown, but I made it a full hour before the first doubt of, What have we done? crept into my limited mind. Little has changed on the girls’ surface. The lies abound more than the truths, and I’m told I’m hated because I’m not mother. But […]

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Foster ParentingJun. 2, 2012

Sometime’s They Don’t…

Little girls should laugh. Sometimes they don’t. I met her for the first time last December. Her Mother and Father were abruptly removed from a local shelter, and together with her infant sister and older brother, the five had been sleeping in a car during the cold, early winter nights. Lisa called me at work. “They need a place to stay tonight. They have a place for the baby, but want to keep the four year old girl and her six year old brother together,” she said. The hastiness of it all caught me off guard-too sudden for me to […]

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Forgotten Fridays, Foster ParentingMay. 25, 2012

Forgotten Fridays: from the perspective of a foster Dad

Two Worlds Collide The boys were playing with the little girls on the swing set as I finally arrived home from work. It was my first full day back since surgery five weeks earlier. Immediately Luke came in and wanted to throw the baseball, while Thomas asked for a quick ride to the bookstore. I told the elder to grab my glove and hobbled to the backyard. As I walked out, I assured Thomas we would make time for books later. I noticed the girls clamoring for attention, but hardly spoke as I brushed past them. We threw for a […]

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Forgotten Fridays, Foster ParentingMay. 18, 2012

Forgotten Fridays: From the Perspective of a Foster Mama

Mother’s Day is a day that brings a lot of mixed emotions for me. If it weren’t for the work of 3 other women, I wouldn’t be celebrating. In fact, I would probably be very depressed. I love celebrating with my kiddos and I love seeing them grow and change just like any other mother. However, as a foster/adoptive mom, there are 3 other women who had that role before me. Sometimes I like to use my imagination and pretend like I have had each one since the beginning so that I could shield them(and myself) from any hurt or […]

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Children in Foster Care, Foster Parenting, Make a Difference MondaysMay. 14, 2012

Make a Difference Mondays: In Augusta County, VA!

Greetings from Charisa in Augusta County, Virginia! We’re off to an awesome start with our TFI community here in Augusta County. We were blessed to have 37 people come out to our first meeting to hear from our local foster care moms and dads and from an adult who grew up in foster care. Their stories touched our hearts. Immensely. Here’s one from our friend who grew up in foster care. “You are not only changing that life [the foster child’s], you are changing generations. My children’s lives today are different because of my foster mom. This is something that we lose […]

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Forgotten Fridays, Foster ParentingApr. 28, 2012

How foster parenting affects your ‘bio’ children

The other day I sat my girls down to ask them a few questions about foster care to see how much they understand about what we’re doing and to get more of a idea about how they feel about it. I loved hearing what they had to say and I typed furiously while they were talking in hopes to catch every word. Here are our firstborn, Paige’s thoughts on the subject. Paige: age 7 1/2 What is foster care? “Foster care is when mom and dads cannot take care of their children because they are not taking care of them […]

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Children in Foster Care, Forgotten Fridays, Foster ParentingApr. 11, 2012

Foster parenting: the realities

She misses her Daddy Our little “L” has always been a daddy’s girl. Due to reasons I won’t go into here, she hasn’t seen her daddy for several weeks. Normally, she visits her parents once a week right after nap time. Lately, while putting her to nap or bed, she’s been asking “See Daddy?” I always have had to respond the same. “No honey, you’re not going to see your daddy today.” I’ve shared with her that Daddy is having some troubles, and we should pray for him. We have discussed this more than a few times. The other night […]

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