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.

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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A Phrase. A Scream. A Wink. — A Glimpse of Redemption.

In the span of a few hours on Good Friday, we saw the full spectrum of foster care. And were reminded of redemption. Continue reading

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Gut Checking Guilt

Sticks and stones may break bones, says the familiar playground rhyme. While words may never hurt, (that’s a lie) guilt can gut punch event the strongest individual. I’ve had several conversations about guilt this weekend. All related in some way … Continue reading

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