Month: July 2020

“So I have heard that Foster Care is the cheapest way to adopt…is that true for a baby too?” Um….technically yes I suppose it is, because the cost to adopt through foster care is less than any other form of adoption. However, there are not many babies who are legally-free for adoption through the foster…

Before we became foster parents, my friends who had fostered would talk about their CASAs and apparently I just didn’t fully absorb what a CASA does. Or who a CASA is in a case. Or what an involved CASA can mean in the life of a child. I realize that some (or many) of you…

It costs money to raise children…regardless of how they come into your home. Food, clothing, medication, toiletries, toys, and the list goes on, depending on their age. The cost of fostering is something that most people want to ask me about but are reluctant…so I try to do them a favor and bring up the…

So I wanted to take a few minutes to give you the 411 on the ABCs of FC. For some reason, these seem to be on the DL, so oftentimes you have to guess what they *might* mean. But they don’t need to be on the QT…so here’s is your starter list for talking to…

Over the years, I’ve had people tell me that they’re just not sure they could foster because they don’t have any other children, and they’ve never parented. So I typically respond with something like this, “At some point, we were all in the same position…we weren’t always parents either.” Now I know what they’re saying,…