Good Grief: Helpful Tips for Grieving Foster Mamas

What do we do when the future looks bleak for the child in our care or we are experiencing tremendous pain over them leaving our home?  How can we persevere and find the strength to keep going when it feels like each day is a cycle of sadness, disappointment, and heartache? Grief support geared toward […]

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Fostering and/or adopting children is one of the most rewarding yet challenging paths one can take. It is a journey filled with joy, love, and fulfillment, but also one that can present significant emotional, psychological, and logistical hurdles. For many foster and adoptive parents, having a strong support system can make all the difference in […]

Finding the Right Support in Foster Care and Adoption

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Adoption from foster care is often portrayed as a heartwarming journey, filled with hope and love. And it is. AND…beneath the surface lies a stark reality that many adoptive parents face: the enduring challenges that persist long after the adoption process is complete. While certain aspects may become easier over time, there are profound difficulties […]

The Lingering Challenges of Adoption from Foster Care

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You’ve been waiting for over a year now (maybe even longer)  and yet there’s still no end in sight. Your foster care case seems to be dragging on indefinitely. You might be wondering: why does this happen? There are several reasons. Legal complications can throw a wrench in the process, causing unanticipated delays. Caseworkers, often […]

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The main reason my clients give for not being able to practice self care is that they don’t have time.  But in my experience (both personally and professionally), I think the real problem is we somehow get to a place where we are thriving on our chaos.  By that I mean, our frantic lifestyle somehow […]

Why Foster Mamas Don’t Practice Self-Care

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Picture this: your heart is torn between two realities. You want your foster child to reunify with their biological family, but you also want them to stay with you forever. It’s a whirlwind of emotions, isn’t it? As a foster mom, you’re constantly straddling this delicate balance. You’re nurturing, loving, and creating a safe space […]

The Foster Mama’s Dilemma: Hope, Love, and Letting Go

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By far one of the questions I get most as a therapist is: how do I find time for self-care?  Trust me, I’ve been there – way back before I started this here blog, I was in the same boat…scrambling to find time for me in a day, just so I wouldn’t be constantly trying […]

How to Find Time for Self-Care as a Foster Mama

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As foster and adoptive mamas open their hearts and homes to kids from hard places, they often find themselves neglecting their own well-being. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, self-care often takes a backseat. However, it’s crucial for us to recognize that our own self-care is not a luxury but a necessity. In […]

Empowering Foster and Adoptive Mamas: The Transformative Power of Self-Care Planning

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As you navigate the ups and downs of foster care, you may find yourself wanting to share your experiences on social media. Whether it’s to connect with other foster parents, raise awareness about fostering, or simply document your personal growth, telling your story online can be a powerful and meaningful endeavor. In this episode, we’ll […]

A Foster Mama’s Guide to Sharing Your Story on Social Media

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Foster and adoptive mamas, I know that the journey you’re on is no easy feat. The world of foster care is filled with twists, turns, and unexpected challenges that can leave you feeling stressed and worried about your kids’ cases. It’s crucial to acknowledge these feelings and seek support. In this episode, we’ll explore ways […]

How to Find Peace and Thrive as a Foster Family in 2024 + Beyond

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