Birth Mother’s Day

I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day on Sunday. While most mothers and children love to celebrate mothers I know there are many who do not.   Some even dread the holiday.   How do you explain to your teacher that your mother is in jail, in rehab or simply abandoned you?   How do you cope with... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

“Foster Parents do it for $$$”

This article is an honest look at the financial side of foster care in Ontario, Canada. One of the worst and more hurtful statements we hear as foster parents, is that foster parents do what they do for money.   Ugh.   I can hear the collective assembly of foster parents groaning now. This could end up... Continue Reading →

Abandoned or Loved. Which would you choose?

Today was such a great day.    We went to the local indoor playground to celebrate the birthday of a former foster love.   He lived with us for six months.   We did our best to help and support his mother and we continue to offer that support months and years after he has gone back home.... Continue Reading →

Grandparents vs Grandparents

Grandparenting today can look very different from one family to the next.  Some children grow up having relationships with their grandparents, great grandparents and even great-great grandparents.  To other families who started later in life, this may sound impossible as their parents are much older and their grandparents are in their 80’s by the time... Continue Reading →

Foster home # 6

I recently spoke to a former youth in care who was describing the pain, abandonment, heartbreak, loss and feelings of worthlessness he felt as he was bumped to his 6th foster home.   How do you have any self-worth if you suddenly wake up in a new home with no transition and no idea why?   Wouldn't... Continue Reading →

Adoption: The secret village.

You've heard the quote, "It takes a village to raise a child".   I know there are some who argue and say no it just takes good parents.  While that is definitely true, it does take more than just parents to raise a child well. The parents do need to be the foundation.   Study after study... Continue Reading →

How Culture & Religion affect Foster Care

As foster parents, we have had children of all sorts of religions, cultures, family values and heritage.   Our heritage is mostly European from all sides.   Our culture is a mixture of Canadian and Dutch.   Our religion is Bible believing, Christian.   Our family values are respect, family, helping others, quality time and friendships. Today I was... Continue Reading →

Freedom in Forgiveness

There's something preventing you from fully loving others.   It is like a chain that holds you back. I've had so many conversations with people in the last two weeks that left me with one  thought in my mind.....unforgiveness.   The common theme among the people I was talking to was not forgiving someone.   Because these conversations... Continue Reading →

Don’t forget the Birth Mother

I just finished my Christmas shopping and the last person on my list was our youngest's birth mother.   Usually I have at least four birth mothers I buy for, depending on who is staying with us, but this year just one.  I guess that sounds strange to some!   To us it has been a way... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Our Family Grows

Foster Care Advocate and Village Builder

Foster Life, Unfiltered

No filters, no edits, just the real deal about foster parenting.

My OBT

What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

joypassiondesire

No matter what you have been through, you can feel good again

Adoption Detective: Memoir of an Adopted Child

Our lives are the sum of all the choices we make, the bridges we cross, and the ones we burn.

Hajra's Blog

Broken crayons, still colour.

Damon Ashworth Psychology

Helping people thrive

Therapy Bits

Living life with dissociative identity disorder and complex ptsd

The adopted ones blog

Two adoptees - one vocal the other not so much...

CMHFosterDads

Two Columbus Foster/Adoptive Dads

America DeFleur

Once a foster child, Always a foster child

Hart of Fostering

Our journey into foster parenting in Washington state.

Get Your Holiday On

Trying to make this world a fun place for kids and adults! Find party games, seasonal activities, easy holiday mom fun, and more!

Life In The Eyes Of Lauren

Struggling with mental health, I was sat on a psych ward and inspired to start my very own blog! So here we are, welcome to life’s in the eyes of lauren where I’ll be tackling difficult topics and sharing my personal experiences, mainly focusing on mental health but also social services, the care system, living away from my biological family, school struggles and just life in general! i am writing to help poeple, if that means ive helped one person, ive achieved my goal. I hope you enjoy reading, Good Vibes Only xoxo

Pure Glory

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. Psalms 19:1

life-can-be-beautiful

Sharing self help tips/advice/blogs on how to make your life beautifully positive!

%d bloggers like this: