Posts tagged Foster Care

Two Peas In A Separated Pod- An Adoption Story

Two Peas In A Separated Pod- An Adoption Story

I am an adoptee. This was a fact of my life that I have always known. I had wonderful and loving parents but something was missing. I have always wondered who, out there, was connected to me. I grew up in the Bronx, New York. When I gave birth to my first child I felt […]

Our Adoption Story

Our Adoption Story

After about 3 years in foster care we were able to grant the one request of our 15 year old foster daughter when we first got her a year ago. ” Please, don’t make me move again, I just want to be stable” The adoption was beautiful. Her birth family and our family have become […]

This is a REAL MOMMA- Foster Care

This is a REAL MOMMA- Foster Care

Her mother texted me the other day, just to let me know that her daughter still talks about me. Her daughter who was in foster care and who came to me at 9 months old. Her daughter who I had in my home for 2.5 years. Her daughter who called me Momma. Her daughter who […]

No Room for Error- On Race and Foster Care

No Room for Error- On Race and Foster Care

~for Freddie Gray No amount of reading or foster care education can prepare you for the sheer terror of being a young white woman raising a Black teenager in a large city. You read up on white privilege, you look to other moms who have experience, you consult with Black friends about hair and holidays and […]