Since I was not adoption-minded when I started fostering it wasn’t until I had my boys over a year (and decided to adopt them) that I learned so many wonderful benefits of adopting through foster care! Here are the fascinating facts about adopting through foster care in Texas. See? Look at ALL THE PERKS ofContinue reading “10 Fascinating Facts About Adopting Through Foster Care”
Category Archives: Foster Care
What I didn’t realize when I started heading down the foster care path is that the children taken into foster care are supposed to have their first visit with their biological parents within the first 48 hours of being removed. Sounds crazy, right? Let’s rip you out of your parents arms only to take youContinue reading “The VISITS”
Just 2.5 hours after learning about J and X over the phone I saw a stranger getting out of a van with a child and I rushed to meet them in the parking lot. Two CPS workers I had never met arrived. One held a very round chubby baby (X) wearing only a plain whiteContinue reading “The ARRIVAL”
There is nothing more exciting in the foster care licensing process than to get your first placement call! It’s THE. CALL. you’ve been waiting for! Some people wait hours, some wait months (or even a year), I waited four days!! There is SO MUCH build up to this moment: Who am I going to get?Continue reading “The CALL”
Foster Care Is Not Adoption
When I started fostering in 2017 I realized that nearly everyone I knew thought I had adopted kids! I even had people congratulate me! 😀 NEWSFLASH: Don’t congratulate a foster parent when a foster child is placed with them. You’re basically celebrating the fact that a child was in such a reckless situation that theyContinue reading “Foster Care Is Not Adoption”
Can you become a licensed foster parent as a single person? Yes you can!! Here’s a fun graphic. What does it take to become a licensed foster parent? In the State of Texas you must meet the following requirements: be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults provide relative andContinue reading “The License”
Why Foster Care?
Just 5 years ago I didn’t really understand foster care. I didn’t know how kids entered or left foster care. I didn’t know that kids spent years upon years in the foster care system because things are so massively broken. I was oblivious to the enormous drug crisis and need for foster parents. I wasContinue reading “Why Foster Care?”
Bye Bye Baby
When is the last time you reached a personal milestone for something you had always hoped would happen in your life? Maybe that was landing your dream job or maybe even quitting a job, graduating college, buying your first car or home, or getting your first pet. If you had a baby you know manyContinue reading “Bye Bye Baby”
My 2 and 1/2 Year “Quarantine”
It’s basically Groundhog Day over here, EVERY DAY for the last 2.5 years since my boys arrived. I went from a single-with-no-kids life (I call this “SWaNK”) filled with dancing, nice dinners, parties, and all the freedoms a girl could ever want to one with a baby and a toddler where I’ve been isolated inContinue reading “My 2 and 1/2 Year “Quarantine””
ONE YEAR is Here!
The last time I wrote those exact words above it was our One Year of being in foster care. I threw a party to celebrate not only my survival of an ENTIRE YEAR but it doubled as a farewell party since the boys would be moving to an adoptive family soon. Obviously that never happened.Continue reading “ONE YEAR is Here!”