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4 Tips to Survive Your Home Study

When my husband and I started the process of becoming an open foster home in the state of Oklahoma, we knew that a home study was involved. However, we had no idea what to expect or plan for during the process. I’m the kind of person that like to be 100% prepared for anything and […]

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What Not To Say to Foster Parents (And What TO Say Instead)

This past year, my family opened our home for foster care.  Before we began the process of becoming foster parents, I had very little experience or knowledge of it. I had so much respect for families who fostered,families who fostered, but I had only known of them. There was no one in my day to […]

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I Don’t Have Kids – But I’m NOT a First Time Mom!

One of my biggest pet peeves throughout this pregnancy has been when people refer to me as a “first-time mom.” I don’t feel like mom labels should be so cookie cutter. I was a foster mother for many years (pre-marriage) and have had dozens of kids through my home over the years. While I haven’t physically […]

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