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Busting the “Rotten Kid” Myth

Years ago when we were starting our foster care journey, a mentor took me in his office and closed the door. “I’m really not understanding why you want to do this,” he said. “Those kids are in care of the … Continue reading

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War Stories

In my professional life, the sharing of experiences and case studies is called swapping war stories. I work in an industry that involves crisis and emergency management, lending to some very interesting experiences. Sometime, you feel as if you’re the … Continue reading

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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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Eeyore or Plastic?

I’ve come to dread the question, “How are you all doing?”  I have a feeling many of my fellow foster parents can agree. For me, it starts the internal debate on which answer should I give.  Depending on the day, honesty … Continue reading

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What’s The Difference?

Unless you’re in a situation, you often can’t understand it. That’s why it’s hard for me to explain to those parenting happy-well adjusted children why we do the things we do. It’s difficult to explain our feelings and emotions. You … Continue reading

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