Month: August 2020

OK, so there are days when I have the thought, “I am too old for this!” But, I know it is not really true. Naturally, there may be an age when an individual might be too old to foster, which will vary from person to person…I’ll grant you that. But, it is WAY older than…

I completely understand why people would ask this question. Kids who come into foster care have all experienced trauma…even if the trauma is primarily being removed from everyone and everything they’ve ever known. That experience of removal, in and of itself, is trauma. More than likely there is additional trauma, which manifests in a variety…

Sometimes people think that when they sign on to be foster parents, they are not able to have any say in the type of placement they take. But that is simply untrue. When you fill out your paperwork, you have the opportunity to go through an extensive list of behaviors and experiences you can choose…

“I can’t be a foster parent because foster parents have to be married.” This is yet another untrue comment which people sometimes make to me. And there’s not too much I need to say about this other than that is simply not the case. Indiana does not require foster parents to be married. They can,…