Author Archives: Andrew Sawyer

About Andrew Sawyer

I'm a foster-adoptive dad that is raising two incredibly awesome boys with my super-talented wife and trusty beagle while trusting God to provide the strength and knowledge for each step of the way.

Community: What We Didn’t Know We Needed Most

On Valentine’s Day 2017 my beautiful wife and myself headed out for the evening. The two boys in the backseat indicated that it wasn’t for a romantic date. As we turned off the rural highway onto a long gravel road, … Continue reading

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Be Kind To Yourself

Yeah, ok, it’s been 8 months since I last wrote a blog. I have grand plans of relaunching this thing ya’ll. But, this came to mind and I thought to write about it. I’ve said before that one of the … Continue reading

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Why We Fight

Why do we fight? Why turn our lives upside down for a child we barely know? Why do my wife and I spend days apart? What is the point, if the court’s point is reunification? Why put our other children … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Gallery

Everyone should spend a day in family court. Not participating, but observing. I did today. Unintentionally. The case for one of our kiddos was up for review in a distant county. And, in this court, you are luck of the … Continue reading

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Painful Conversations

I don’t often dip my toes in political waters. First, I never want anyone to correlate my personal thoughts for any organization that I represent and to be clear, that’s what these are… personal. Second, there are too many voices … Continue reading

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