foster care system
Sometimes people ask me why all of our pajamas are new. Here's why: besides the basic hygiene issue, there is something wonderful
"You didn't know us but you bought us PJs and books." The staff who live with and care for these children are angels on earth
Then one day, out of the blue, and let me tell you that's exactly how it happens, you're inspired and things begin to change
Two rooms with so much in common, at the onset. "What is your favorite food?" Twenty feet from me, four-year-old children
I hate these flashbacks. They make me cringe. Sadness turns into anger in my heart and I look for someone to blame. These
Children are entitled to a secure upbringing. It's called childhood and it is their birthright. The reason people aren't given adult status until they're 18 in this country, is because we recognize that children aren't able to care for themselves and make appropriate decisions concerning their own welfare. They need guidance, and they need love.
Trust Yourself. You'll want to feel friends out for support but be aware it may not be easy. You may run into some surprising
Ten months ago, I did not know how to support my daughter as a foster mother. I rarely thought about foster care simply viewing it as dysfunctional and someone else's problem. Today, I know better.
After eight years of helping to find homes for children in foster care, I feel like it's time to step up the game, and find homes for all the children we meet. Maybe since I've had a Twitter account forever, I'll actually start using it. Ahhh, social media, I will embrace you.
As the election year progresses, many candidates in both parties and at every level will say it. Child-welfare professionals work mightily to make it a reality. Our country's laws and policies are intended to promote its essential truth: Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, permanent and loving family.