Category Archives: Processes and Procedures

The Big Meeting

Twenty years ago, the room may have been nice. But, today it smelled like pee. High above the surrounding streets, we entered the conference room at county social services today. Half the room was floor-to-ceiling glass with ancient vertical blinds. … Continue reading

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Timelines

Wow. More than a month between posts. Oops! Life just got incredibly busy. In recent weeks, we’ve gained a better sense of the timeline toward adoption. It’s pretty straightforward… almost. We have a major meeting later this month where we … Continue reading

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Home Visits and A Surprise

Once a month, the routine is set. I leave work at 3:30 to be in the terrible carpool line at Older One’s school by 3:55. Then, I sit and wait. Finally, the line creeps up to the curb and he … Continue reading

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Natural Consequences

When you become a foster parent, you sign a form that states the type of discipline you agree to use in your home. You pretty much forget about that document until the children arrive. The first few days are an … Continue reading

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TPR: Passing the Tipping Point

Today was a bittersweet day for us. Our hearts, minds and prayers were on the other side of town with our dear friends who lost their newborn yesterday. These were the people, if you recall, that I asked for prayers … Continue reading

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