Great way to spend a day. I can't believe how much Cataleya has grown!
I just found your blog. So interesting to me, since I have such a heart to foster - indeed, would love to do it when my husband is ready. Thanks for writing so much, it really gives me a first-hand realistic look at the process. I bless you for serving in this way.
You should read my blog before you go being a foster parent.
Thank you for being so honest and blunt. We are just into our classes to become foster parents. I thank you for being open and it helps tremendously to prepare my heart and soul. Much love Darci in Utah
I love your blog. thank you for posting
My husband and I are nearly licensed. We're nervous, and reading all of your experiences and insight has been so much help. I hope you continue to post, you have touched so many people. Thank you for all that you do.
Did you know that the foster care system can take blood parents kids away not because of abuse and neglect but simply because they are poor? The foster care system is a human trafficking system
I know that there are many MANY abuses of power in the foster care system. I know that children should not be taken from their family because of poverty. I have very close contact with every one of my children's blood parents, and I have first hand knowledge that none of my children were taken carelessly or because of a lack of resources. While I am sure you are right and some children who have been removed should not have been, we have to agree that children who are being actively abused or neglected need safe homes while those issues are addressed. I would gladly stop fostering if there were no kids who needed a home and could be helped simply by providing food and housing to poor parents.
Have you ever thought about helping the kids who are or have been abused by the same people who are supposed to help them? I experienced more abuse in the foster care system then anywhere else. They never saved me.