Posts Tagged ‘foster care’

Adopting an older child

October 8, 2016

Here’s a heart warming story about the adoption of an almost 18 year old, just before he aged out of foster care. 

How one loving couple changed an 18 year old foster kid”s life 


Status changes

October 20, 2014

It has been a busy year.

I haven’t been writing as much this year, as I have other years, for many reasons.

We have had a foster child since September, 2013.

It took about a month for him to adjust to our family, but things have gone pretty well.

Since August, he has been having more visits with his mom.  There have been some overnight visits since September, and they are becoming more frequent and longer.  The case goes back to court in late November, and it appears that he may be returning, likely by Christmas.

We have mixed feelings.  We can see that there are requirements and expectations that are not being met.  It looks like the agency is trying to get to to a point that there may be come concerns, but not at a unacceptable level.  Sounds confusing?  it took a few tries to land here.

So what’s ahead?  Good question.

A couple of weeks in

September 22, 2013

It’s been a couple of weeks since we received another foster child.

It was a bit of an adjustment, as we all adapted to each other’s routines, likes, and dislikes.

It’s been getting better.

We have been having some cross cultural experiences.  One night,  we had Pho, or Vietnamese soup.  It was an interesting  experience.  Nobody loved it, nobody hated it.

We have no idea how long he will be with us.

foster parents, the ones who mend little hearts

August 31, 2012

Here’s a story of a foster parent, doing it for love, not glory. One of many that I know that share the passion.

Morven's Blog

I started this morning by reading a post about an incredible woman named Sky.  This tiny little lady changes the lives of children every day, by simply being there.   Beautiful, young and a mother bear, protecting these wee cubs who have no protector.   And married to a man who cherishes her, who wrote the post to celebrate her!

Most days at work I learn about little ones who need to be out of their horror filled homes.   Little ones who are molested, beaten, starved, neglected, abandoned, burned with cigarettes …. precious children who get the brunt of an adult’s rage every day.   Until the law or children’s services gets involved, there is no mother bear to protect these children.

We need more Sky’s.   We need families like the Steigerwalt’s and the Epp’s, dear friends I know from the present and the past, who opened their hearts and homes to children…

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Ending the Wait for Foster Care Kids

May 20, 2012

This link Ending the wait for Foster Care Kids is to a Focus on the Family broadcast originally aired on May 2, 2012.

This broadcast tells how a church in Florida, pastored by Bob Coy, helped provide a solution to a foster care crisis in their county.

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