Wise Thoughts From A Clever Foster – Adoptive Mom

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Our DIY Farmhouse Table

  Before moving from Tennessee to Florida last year (a whole year since we closed on May 4th…so hard to believe!), we sold our dining room set. It had seen 17 years of use and 3 moves but w...

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3 Types of Media Every Foster and Adoptive Home Must Have

  We are increasingly surrounded by all types of media in our world. Finding media that is beneficial (or simply not harmful) can be challenging. Our major goal is to make locating media that can...

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Autism on the Seas: Vacationing with a Family Member with Special Needs

It was our first family vacation as foster parents…our first vacation as parents at all for that matter! We arrived at our destination after about a six hour drive, the vacation hadn’t eve...

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Fixing the Fates – Adoption Book Review

From the Cover of Fixing the Fates: An Adoptee’s Story of Truth and Lies by Diane Dewey: “Diane Dewey, surrendered in a German orphanage at age one, was adopted and raised by loving parent...

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Should My Child Have Been Adopted?: Questions We Should Be Asking

A couple weeks ago, the movie Instant Family was released on iTunes, and Darren and I watched it for the first time. The story is based on the experiences of the producer and his wife and other famili...

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An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families: Book Review

From the Cover of An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families: How to Understand and Help Your Child by Katie Hunt and Helen Rodwell: “Written for busy foster carers and adoptive ...

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What Foster and Adoptive Parenting Does to Your Body

  For six months out of 2017, Darren and I, Margie, had a total of six kids we were parenting who, between them, had multiple needs which required us to be in a stage of constant high alert. We w...

Creatures of Habit: The Importance of Routine in Foster and Adoptive Homes

A Lesson From the Birds Last summer, my daughter, Jasmine, and I had the privilege of running an exhibitor table at the National Foster Parent Association’s annual conference. Each day for three...

Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma – Book Review

From the Cover of Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, Kinship Care or Adoption edited by Anthea Hendry and Joy Hasler: “A burgeoning evidence bas...

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