A Single Foster Mom's Diary. (And by recently, I mean last month!) She sucked me in, and I am so happy that I've been able to follow her journey from the beginning. She recently
2) I found my second pick of the week after this week's "Foster Fridays" guest post by Andrea. Foster Mom - R over at Love's a State of Mind wrote this post on the same topic (How Foster Care Has Changed Me), and I had to share. She included a great mixture of serious changes as well as had me cracking up because some of her "positive" changes included things that might seem silly to some, but were so true for me as another foster parent (like color coding children and developing an immunity to bodily fluids :-).
And last, but not least...
This post by Mama Foster definitely touched a nerve with me this week. It's about that common phrase that all foster and adoptive parents of foster children seem to be forced to use on a regular basis... "I don't know..." It's a difficult thing to not be a part of the early years of your child's life. Having to answer "I don't know" to questions that most children commonly ask is heartbreaking. It is exactly why I try so hard to take tons of photos of my kids, to send photos and baby books to their birthparents while they are in my care, and to document every little milestone. Because while I might have to answer "I don't know," I'm hopeful that their birthfamilies won't have to.
So those are my "Shout-outs" for the week! I hope you'll take a few minutes to check them out, and look around. Stay tuned next Sunday for another installment of "Shout-out Sundays." :-)