Embracing the Messiness of Foster Care: A Lifelong Assignment to Love

  Foster care is the Both/And. Always. In a world where we often look for clear-cut answers and tidy solutions, foster care stands as a testament to the messy, complex, and profoundly human nature of our lives. It’s a journey that defies easy categorization, and it demands that we hold contradictory truths in our hearts. […]



What to Tell Your Kids Before Your First Foster Child Arrives

the kids

Does the Bible Talk About Fostering?


Why Your Marriage Matters In Fostering

the parents

How Can I Foster "Well?"

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  Foster mamas are known for their unwavering dedication to the children in their care, but there’s a concerning trend that often goes unnoticed—the reluctance to seek or accept help. In this blog post, we’ll explore why many foster mamas choose to muddle through on their own, the detrimental effects it can have on their […]

Breaking the Silence: The Importance of Seeking Support on Your Foster Care Journey


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Becoming a foster or adoptive parent is a journey filled with love, hope, and challenges. It’s a path that leads to beautiful moments and fulfilling relationships, but it can also bring about complex emotions and uncertainties. In this blog post, we’ll explore the emotional rollercoaster that foster and adoptive mamas often experience and provide guidance […]

Navigating the Emotional Rollercoaster: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Mamas


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One of the significant challenges foster parents face is the intense scrutiny they often experience. From regular home visits to questions about every parenting decision, the spotlight can lead to heightened anxiety levels. In this blog post, we’ll explore effective strategies to help foster mamas manage the anxiety that arises from this constant scrutiny. 1. […]

Navigating the Spotlight: How to Manage Anxiety as a Foster Parent

Mental Health

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The journey of fostering children brings with it a myriad of emotions – from moments of deep joy and fulfillment to instances of uncertainty and doubt. It’s important to remember that every emotion you experience is a valid expression of your journey, and navigating these feelings with compassion is essential for your well-being. Emotions: A […]

Emotions Are a Valid Expression of Your Experience: Navigating Uncertainty as a Foster Mama


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today was supposed to be different

Four and a half years ago, when I opened my doors and my heart to foster parenting, I had little idea of the rollercoaster ride that awaited me. The joy of nurturing these young souls was matched only by the challenges that came with it. Amidst the chaos, I found myself yearning for a way […]

Foster Care Transformed: My Mindfulness Journey


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Being a foster parent is a journey filled with love, compassion, and countless unknowns. As we open our hearts and homes to children in need, we often find ourselves facing unique challenges and uncertainties. In such moments, mindfulness becomes a powerful ally, guiding us through the ups and downs with grace and inner strength. Today, […]

Embracing Mindfulness: Navigating Your Foster Care Journey with Confidence

Tips + Tricks

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Being a foster mom comes with its unique challenges, and one of them is helping children navigate the emotional roller coaster that accompanies inconsistent visits with their biological family. These visits, while crucial for maintaining connections, can also lead to increased emotions and behaviors in kids. In this blog post, we’ll explore practical strategies and […]

Nurturing Kids through Inconsistent Visits: A Guide for Struggling Foster Moms

The Kids

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One important consideration that foster and adoptive moms face is the decision to bring a child into their family outside of birth order. This means that the new addition may be older than existing biological or adopted siblings. In this blog post, we’ll explore some key insights and considerations for foster and adoptive moms who […]

Navigating Fostering or Adopting Kids Out of Birth Order: What Foster and Adoptive Parents Should Know

The Kids

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During those tough times on your foster or adoptive journey, turning to the comforting and empowering words of Scripture can provide strength, encouragement, and renewed hope. In this blog post, we’ll explore 10 Scripture verses specifically chosen to uplift foster and adoptive moms on hard days. May these verses remind you of God’s presence, love, […]

10 Scripture Verses to Encourage Foster and Adoptive Moms on Hard Days


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