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Foster Care – Our First Placement Story

TweetSharePinShare+10 Shares Well, it’s been quite a while since I posted about our foster care journey, partially because literally nothing was happening, and partly because I wanted to take the first few weeks of our first placement for us as a family before writing...

Adoption Costs and Why We Chose to Foster

TweetSharePinShare70+170 Shares This post was originally published in October of 2018 and revised and republished in April of 2019.   I have pretty much always known I wanted to adopt.  My husband signed on for this experience when he proposed to me.  We...

Foster Care – Following the Need

FlipPin+1Share108108 Shares We’re close to the tape now, in the home stretch.  We’ve had our interviews, we’ve sent in all our paperwork.  There are only a few steps left before we formally are licensed as foster parents – a safety check of the...

Everything You Never Wanted to Know about a Home Study

FlipPin2+1Share1315 Shares I know I’ve been more silent on this particular subject area than I originally intended, but as all moms know, life sometimes gets in the way of good intentions.  This website, my day job that pays the bills, and gathering all the...

Foster Care Pre-Service Training

FlipPin+1Share2727 Shares If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably already read that we’re becoming foster parents and why we chose that path to adoption.  Now let’s get into the tough stuff, the barriers to entry when it comes to foster...

Foster Care – It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint

FlipPin+1Share171171 Shares I don’t really know how to begin explaining why our family is embarking on this journey into Cuyahoga County foster care and (hopefully) adoption through the state.  It’s a terrifying journey filled with lots more critics than...

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