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The Heart Of A Foster Mother

A foster mother may not be the person who was always be there for a child, but she is there

Family Is Not Defined By Our Genes

Family comes in many forms, but its most essential characteristic is love and commitment. Oprah said, “Biology is the least

Always Believe That Something Wonderful Is About To Happen

Hope. It’s a powerful thing. During the darkest night, the hope that the sun will rise in the morning can be

Some People Don’t Believe in Heroes, But They Haven’t Met My Dad

Over the past fifty years, family research has revealed more and more the importance of fathers. Fathers influence everything from

It Takes Someone Special To Be A Dad

Being a dad is about so much more than DNA! It’s being there for family dinners and camping trips. It’s

However Motherhood Comes To You, It’s A Miracle

Every child is a miracle. Every human being is a miracle. Every moment of love shared between two beings is

A Mother’s Instinct

“There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child – and an instinct to make any

The Adoption Process Sometimes Makes You Want To Scream

“There are times when the adoption process is exhausting and painful and makes you want to scream. But, I am

Sit Alongside Them

“As foster parents, we are asked to not only care for the basic needs of a child, but also sit

We Not Only Adopted Our Children But Their Countries As Well

In speaking about her daughter Willa’s recent adoption, adoptive mom Lauren Akin (wife to country music superstar Thomas Rhett) talked

Family Not Only Need To Consist Of Merely Those Whom We Share Blood

“Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we’d give

Life Will Reward You With A New Hello

This quote applies perfectly to so many adoption situations. Parents who had thought to have children in the traditional way

Journey Through Foster Care

The foster care system can seem very confusing, but there is a process that is followed more or less the

You Didn’t Grow Under My Heart, But In It

Any adoptive parent will tell you that DNA is not a requirement for family. That the love they have for

Adopting From Foster Care – What You Don’t Know

This poster compiles some interesting statistics about foster care and foster adoption. For example, did you know that 45% of

Our Adoption Expereinces Have Taught Us That Miracles Do Happen

There’s a word coined by one of my favorite bloggers: brutiful. It’s a combination of “brutal” and “beautiful.” And if

A Prayer For Waiting

This poem/prayer is perfect for parents who have been matched with a child and are simply waiting for all the

Positive Adoption Language

The words we choose when talking about sensitive topics like adoption need to be chosen carefully to ensure that the

In Adoption, A Child Is Not Given Up

“In adoption, a child is not given up. A birth mother gives life, a child a family, unconditional love. She

Together We Are Motherhood

Adoption creates a unique dynamic in mothering because an adopted child always has two mothers. Even if they never have

Families Don’t Have To Match

“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” Families are about so

Journey Through Foster Care

Have you ever wondered how the foster care system works? This chart is a great resource for potential and current

Adoption In The US – Infographic

In the United States . . . Over 100,000 children are adopted each year. 58% of Americans know someone who

Words Don’t Define Parents, Love and Dedication Do

I had a dad recently tell me, “My daughters are from my wife’s first marriage, but I don’t like to

I Needed To Be Her Mother

“If the standard route for creating a family had worked for me, I wouldn’t have met this child. I needed

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