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What Cancer Gave

This past summer my husband took our daughter to her first Women’s College World Series game. Being nine months old, she really wasn’t going to remember anything about the experience, but it was a big deal for my husband. Due to work, I was unable to go. So I made them promise to send me […]

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My “Paper Pregnancy”

I was pregnant for 517 days. Paper pregnant that is.  I didn’t have the anticipation that most new moms have while they wait for those two telling lines to show up. Instead, my anticipation came from hovering over my phone waiting and waiting for our foster care worker to give us ‘the call.’ On August […]

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How To Get Involved With Foster Care (Without Becoming a Foster Parent)

There are more than 400,000 foster children in the United States. In the state of Oklahoma, there are approximately 9,600* children in DHS custody.  Becoming a foster parent is a commitment that not everyone can make. Foster care demands copious amounts of time, love, forgiveness, and patience… and not everyone can give the amount necessary […]

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Bruised But Not Broken: One Woman’s Journey to Her Child

Adoption. This is a subject with which many people hold opposing views, such as: “You should have biological children first.” “You should be open to any child joining your family.” “You won’t be able to love an adopted child in the same way as a biological child.” “You shouldn’t have preferences regarding gender, race, ethnicity, […]

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