All posts tagged: children

A Little Better

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Adoption / Foster Care / In Transition

We’re getting there. After having visits three days in a row, each significantly longer than the last, we’re getting there. I’m still like a new buddy to him. He’s still like a new babysitting charge to me. Our relationship is still tentative and exhausting. Yesterday he spent the entire day with me at my house–11.5 hours. My two kittens (9 mo old) love him, and the most laughter I heard from him all day came […]

Adoption Party

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Adoption / Foster Care / General Musings

I almost don’t know where to start. What a weird thing the adoption party is. They continue doing them because they work–they result in matches–but they are definitely weird. All these kids needing families, and families wanting kids, and social workers wanting it to happen for both sides. And of course the older ones get it. They understand that when adults come up to them and start to chit chat, that they’re checking them out […]