For each child who has come through my home, I give thanks.
3. Foster-adoptive parenting is not about us; it's about the kids. I know this sounds basic, but hear me out. There will
Being emotionally invested in the kids doesn't mean you have to be emotionally invested in a certain outcome. If you can
You say you want to help kids. You say you want to make a difference. Do you really? Will you step outside of your comfort zone to make that difference, to help kids who need you? You see, YOU have the power to break the cycle.
When I started One Simple Wish in 2008 a few people told me they probably wouldn't ever grant a wish because they didn't think giving kids "stuff" was really going to make much of a difference in their lives.
Sister Tesa, the founder and executive director of Hour Children, has good reason to be concerned. The people in the photos are the mothers and children her nonprofit helps get back on their feet when the women get of jail.
There are five little names on a chain around my neck. Three of those names belong to the babies I bore biologically, and two of those little names are babies I got to raise for a short time and then let them go.
Everybody knows everybody and we look out for each other, especially one segment of our little community: 76 foster kids Possum Trot families have taken in. Not bad for a town of 600, right? Some people say it's a miracle.
Portrait of an Adoption is hosted by Carrie Goldman, author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know
There are 463,000 children in foster care in the United States, and in Ask Us Who We Are, 9 adolescents tell stories that represent the experiences of the vast majority of all the others.
In the last three months, at least 100 news stories have mentioned Bachmann's claim that she raised 23 foster children. But
In 1996, Jaci and Eric Hasemeyer already had three children, and had believed their family was complete. But when Jaci, a
Before becoming a parent, reflecting on our own childhoods is an essential first step. What are our own unresolved issues?