Month: June 2020

When I meet people and discuss foster care the question that inevitably comes up (even in a five minute conversation while I’m working a booth) is “what if I get too attached?” And sometimes it is followed up with, “I just couldn’t give them back.” Well, first, if you think you would be “too attached,”…

Fresh on the heels of May’s Foster Care Awareness Month, I know that some of you may be wrestling with whether or not to throw your hat in the foster parenting ring. So I want to pause and put a little something out there: not everyone should be a foster parent. Yes, in an ideal…

Continuing in the vein of what happens if a child is not reunified or adopted, today’s subject is Guardianship.  And while it does happen, guardianship is not terribly common within the realm of foster care. It is, however, something I think many people, at least in their minds, interchange with “Adoption”. But while there are…