Tagged: foster parenting

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Surprise!!

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here! We’ve had an interesting half a year, that’s for sure. We became foster parents, and had three children placed in our home. Two brothers (18 months and 5 years), and one little girl who was 2.5. We’ve learned the hard way that the foster care system is extremely broken, unfair, and difficult to deal with. We had false accusations, lying case workers, and much unnecessary drama while we watched our foster children...

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The Fire Inspection.

Today was our fire inspection. Yesterday the fire inspector called me and left a voicemail. My first, immediate thought upon playing the voicemail was that I had just missed a call from Captain Holt. Captain Holt is from the TV show Brooklyn 99. Random YouTube Video of Captain Holt: I was kind of nervous/excited to see what this guy was actually like in person today. I was also extremely nervous we weren’t going to do something right and then fail the...

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Amor Vincit Omnia–

Learning to love differently is hard, love with the hands wide open, love with the doors banging on their hinges, the cupboard unlocked, the wind roaring and whimpering in the rooms rustling the sheets and snapping the blinds that thwack like rubber bands in an open palm. It hurts to love wide open stretching the muscles that feel as if they are made of wet plaster, then of blunt knives, then of sharp knives. It hurts to thwart the reflexes of...

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Foster Care Classes, Round 2.

I like the instructor of our foster care licensing classes. She doesn’t teach every single class, but so far she’s taught three out of four of them. Next week she’s on vacation so we’ll have a different instructor, she said she didn’t know who it would be. Keeps things interesting I guess. The instructor I like is named J. She has two jobs at the moment in addition to being a social worker for our agency. She teaches a class on...

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First Foster Parent Licensing Classes!

We had our first two classes for foster care licensing yesterday. I’m bartering with a local friend–she’s watching my kids in exchange for me photographing her birth. I was nervous about leaving Henry since he’s not used to have any kind of babysitter, but I think he did ok. The only issue was that he kept refusing to use the potty for her and instead peeing in his pants. He doesn’t often pee in his pants besides a tiny dribble on...