Sunday, January 2, 2011

Why I started this blog...

I am a foster/foster to adopt mother. My husband and I became licensed foster parents in August of 2009. We have parented five children in the last year and a half or so. We had two little girls six months and eighteen months that lived with us five months before being reunited with their family. We currently have three children living with us, a sibling group of a two year old girl and a four year old boy, and a legal risk placement that is a six month old little boy that we intend to adopt sometime between April and June. I always knew that I wanted to adopt but four years ago when we decided foster to adopt was how we were going to go about it I had no idea what we were getting into. I tried to look for books and websites that would help me and I found not much. While I am not claiming to be an expert I started this blog to share my experiences, opinions and mistakes on this journey. I know one this my life now looks very different than I ever thought it would, it is messier than I ever could imagine, but also my heart is fuller than I could have ever dreamed. So when I am carting my three kids under five into the grocery store, or when I am putting them in there respective car seats (infant,transitional, and booster), when at a restaurant I ask for two highchairs and a booster and someone says "Man you have your hands full!" I just smile and say "Better than empty."


  1. What a great idea! I'm sure this will be a great resource. I love hearing about your experiences in this area- Any moms with qualifiers (step mom, foster mom, adoptive mom) seems to come with a unique set of challenges and joys. BTW- time to add mother to who you are in the "about me" section!

  2. This is beautiful, Rachel. I love this concept. Would you mind if I stole this answer when I'm asked this question? It's such a great reminder for me of this blessing of this life stage.


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