Friday, January 20, 2012


Above this post is a button that you can click that says "Foster Blogs".

I have been so blessed to "meet" so many foster mom who have had my back through every tough decision, phone call and situation foster care has presented me - along with that they have also rejoiced with me over new foster kids and on the good days when my kids' cases finally took a good turn.

I love these ladies and I am so happy I met all of them. When I first started out in the blog world I just happened to stumble upon a foster blog and couldn't read enough. I had finally found a sister in this world of fostering.

Anyway, if you would like your blog listed on my page for other people to find please leave me a comment with a link to your blog (and if you want a little note about yourself) and I will add you to my page.


Jennifer said...

I know exactly what you mean! I have learned so much from the foster blogs that I read, and it really helped me get through those first few crazy months! I am not much of a blogger, but mine is

We have three biological sons, and two foster kids- boy and girl siblings that we have had for 7 months. All of the kids are 7 and under, so it is a little crazy around here!

Mie said...

Hey - can you add mine on there?

After discovering severe infertility after the birth of her son, Mie & family decided to venture into foster care with the hopes of adopting a sibling group. Within 2 years she'd had 10 foster kiddos, adopted 1 beautiful girl, and became a passionate advocate for orphan care

(how's that for 3rd person can edit if you want...)

PotterMama said...

The foster blog part of blogs makes it so much easier to find others who foster! When we first started ,all I could find was international adoption blogs! Now I know where to go and I'm happy there is such a large community of foster bloggers!

Endless Foster Love said...

And I'm SO glad I found you!

Diane said...

Thanks for including my blog! You can now change (YEAH!) the first sentence of the second paragraph on mine to:

I have adopted three of my foster children and am considering another foster placement soon.

Your blog is great; I wish I could be as reliable about updating as you are. You have many thought provoking posts in addition to the day to day trials of a foster parent. Keep up the good work!

Tammy said...

We are not fostering right now because after we adopted our last two we had to close our license because of the state law about only having 6 children under the age of 18. Our oldest is now 18 but I am not ready yet. My husband and I will be married 20 years this year, we were married at 19, everyone said we were to young it wouldn't work. They were wrong.;)We have 6 kiddo's, 3 adopted and 3 biological. We have fostered on and off for the last 13 years. We have had some kids come into our house for the weekend and we have had our heart's broken when a little one we got as a newborn and thought we were going to get to adopt was sent with a relative 6 weeks before she turned 2. I have seen the system work and fail. I have seen kids that shouldn't go back to bio families go back and I have seen kids that shouldn't have been taken in the first place stay in the system to long. I have had really good social workers and really bad ones. I have been asked by judges to speak at court and have been completely ignored. I have compassion for foster parents and love to pray for their families. Fostering is the hardest work you will ever do but the rewards are priceless.

Aspiring Foster Mama said...

Please add my blog! :)

I started blogging over a year ago to share some of my "crunchy" mama tips with friends. It turned into my journey to become a foster parent and hopefully very soon an adoptive parent! We have 3 biological and have taken in 3 foster children in 3 months, which gives us 6 under 6! Crazy times at our house, but we're loving it!


Lisa Marie said...

Hey... I have really enjoyed following your blog. I started looking for blogs that dealt with foster care because it is always nice to feel that we are not alone in this journey! Here is my blog I have started about our foster care journey... thanks

Sarah K said...

I appreciate the online foster care community, especially with all this confidentaility stuff!

My blog is our story of starting out with intentions of adopting internationally and then getting into foster care. We are in the process of foster-adopt with twin 5 year olds.

good+growing said...

Would love to be added!

We are new-ish to foster care, and our goal is adoption when possible. We received our 1st placement 3 days after being licensed in April 2011 - a one month old baby girl. 6 weeks later we were placed with twin 2-year-old boys. It has been a crazy 10 months, but we wouldn't change a thing. Our adoption of the boys should be final next month! Thank you for sharing your journey, it is so nice to know there are others out there. :)

acceptance with joy said...

HI, I can officially say that we are a foster family again. I would love it if you could add us to your list.
We just got our first placement last night since the twins's adoption.

Kim said...

Thank you for your blog, I have gained so much from sharing in your experiences. My husband and I are in the process of becoming licensed foster parents. Our report is being sent in this week so we are expecting our first placement within a month. I would love to be added to your blog list!

Kim said...

Sorry, that should be
Still getting the hang of this!