I have had up to 11 children in my home, at the same time. I have had as many as 7 in diapers in my home. Both my wife and
Why do I linger in markets and aggressively-lit drugstores, deepening my time away from my child? Is it because my greatest happiness comes at the expense of another's greatest loss?
So many dates on the calendar, so many reasons to celebrate, so many different ways. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, Kwanzaa; these are times that can be extremely difficult for many foster children.
For each child who has come through my home, I give thanks.
Last Saturday, AOM held its flagship event, Raising Baby, an educational health and wellness day for pregnant and parenting
Statistically, I am supposed to be dead, in jail, or homeless. At 14, I'd been kicked out of so many foster homes that it became a game to me. I acted out because I didn't trust anyone, and I didn't expect that to change any time soon. So, how come I didn't end up as yet another statistic? ONE. CARING. ADULT.
Many psychologists state that it is necessary for young children to form a relationship with at least one main parental figure
For older kids who have experienced much loss, those losses and abandonment issues will surface at holidays, on anniversaries, and at other times when we least expect it. Marker events bring out an old sadness and it gets mixed up in our current family life, and masked sadness often surfaces as anger.