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“It’s in the eyes, I can tell you will always be danger.”  I heard these lyrics from a song by the popular band Mumford and Sons ..read more
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One day over coffee, I told my friends that I had just filled out an application to become a treatment foster parent. They looked at me ..read more
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Today was a day I never expected. Very early on in Lakendrick’s case his mom asked if I wanted to adopt someday. I told her “yes,” ..read more
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Although my early years were not like the ordinary or “normal” childhoods that our society is used to hearing about, I thoroughly ..read more
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Becoming a foster parent comes with many responsibilities. There are the obvious, of course — doctor appointments to get to, therapists ..read more
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“Not it!” I have heard this expression shouted several times this summer from my kids as they were playing tag in the yard or shirking ..read more
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In a previous life I was a wedding reception DJ, so I know the power of a song played at just the right moment — like “The Twist” ..read more
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When I began my career as a social worker, fresh out of graduate school, and someone had asked me why I chose my career, I would have ..read more
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“Mommy, I can’t find a skin-color crayon.” When my 4-year-old son, Robert, spoke these words a couple months ago, my heart froze in ..read more
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As foster and adoptive parents, we are no strangers to pain — our own and that of our children. We live and breathe it far more often ..read more

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