Month: December 2020

Today I’d like to cover a few of the fallacies associated with the home of a foster parent. We’ve all heard this, that and the other about what DCS requires for a foster care license; so, let’s just go ahead and put a few things out there to clarify. I’ll start off with a simple…

With the holidays rapidly approaching, I want to take a minute to address navigating them with biological families. I’ll be the first to admit that I *might* not have handled our holiday experiences as well as I would have liked. But, I am hopeful that you can (once again) learn from my shortcomings. Here’s the…

I know in a previous post I discussed navigating the holidays with biological parents. Now, I’d actually like to put some thoughts down regarding the holidays in terms of the foster kids themselves. This year, being what it is, we might not all have the large family gatherings that we have had in the past….

So here’s the thing…often people think that kids in foster care cannot respond to love or affection. Many people think “they can’t change” or that their “damage” is permanent. And I am here to tell you that is simply not necessarily true. Kids who have experienced trauma can come to a huge amount of healing….especially…