All posts tagged: Foster Care

Dreams Released, Renewed, Reviewed

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Adoption / Answering the Call / Wrestling with Angels

I always wanted a big family. When I was twelve, I read 19 Steps Up the Mountain, about a family with many adopted children who had a wide variety of special needs: a couple Korean boys with polio, an African-American girl with no arms or legs, a little Chinese girl with Down’s Syndrome, etc. I wanted to be like them. Big family. Lots of kids. Biological kid or two, but many adoptions. Special needs. When I […]

This Time, Going With My Gut

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Adoption / Parenting Skills and Spills

We have confirmation. E’s adoption will be finalized on National Adoption Day, November 21. We may even be a “media family,” set to speak at the opening ceremonies and practically guaranteed a good deal of media attention (which E is thrilled about). This weekend, out of the blue, E asked about going to see his birth family before Thanksgiving to celebrate with them. I was caught of guard, so I told him I’d think about […]