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Advocacy, Forgotten Fridays, Foster Parenting, Vulnerable ParentsJan. 19, 2018

Forgotten Friday | Birth Parents Are Not the Enemy

I’ll never forget the first phone call we shared. She was very nervous and so was I. She had her stereotypes of folks like me and I had mine of folks like her, but when our lives suddenly collided, everything changed. “Hi Sandra*. I’m Jami.” (*name changed for privacy) Just a few days earlier, I was pacing the floor. I was nervous, excited and clueless about the craziness we were about to step into. When the caseworker pulled up, I ran out to the car and for the first time saw, Dayd (3 yrs) and Bobby (7 mo). Oh Dayd, […]

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Children in Foster Care, Foster Parenting, Make a Difference Mondays, Vulnerable ParentsJul. 3, 2017

Make a Difference Monday | Liberty — part one

The roads of the small town would’ve been saturated with plump pumpkins, hay bales, and corn husk figures on that day in late October 2010–intersections and front yards plastered with signs advertising Fall Festivals for chili-cook offs, costume contests, and children’s inflatables, as the crisp air wafted cotton candy and caramel apples. The woman was likely surrounded by her two young sons, their hearts bursting with excitement, as they awaited the birth of their infant sister. She probably labored in the conventional blue-dotted gown, her bottle-blonde hair perhaps pulled back loosely into a ponytail. Life is ironic. No coincidences or […]

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Find a NeedDec. 29, 2015

Current Needs in Riverside County

Hey Friends, one of our agencies is in need of snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated, baby formula, and older kid/teen friendly games and toys for their visitation room. We also have a mama that is in need of beds for herself, and her 5 children. Thank you!

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Advocate Wednesdays, Vulnerable ParentsFeb. 25, 2015

Advocate Wednesday: This one goes out to all the reunified families

Reunified – what a beautiful word. You – dear mother, dear father – have done the hard work of proving to the court that you are a more than adequate parent for your child. You have been put to the test more than most parents ever will be. I am not here to judge or make a claim on whether or not it was fair or right for the children to be taken away in the first place (regardless, I have mourned with you), but I am here to rejoice with you that your children are back home and that […]

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