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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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Don’t Forget the Foster Family

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed one morning when I came upon a friend’s post that she shared from a group she is in. It said how sometimes foster moms get jealous when friends rush to help a mom out by bringing them meals for several nights after a new baby is brought home. […]

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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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Lessons Learned from Dancing the “Midnight Mombie”

    12 a.m.  Crying baby. Stumbling to kitchen for a bottle.  Trying to remember how to change a diaper. Staring blankly at the wall.      3:17 a.m. Repeat.     3:38 a.m. Repeat, ad nauseam… Becoming a mom is exhausting. Multiply that exhaustion by the number of children already in the house, and […]

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