A Scary “New Normal” for Foster Children
Have you ever thought about what life is like for a foster child? Here they have been taken from their parents, placed with perfect strangers, given a new bed to sleep in, and so much more. Putting your self in their shoes helps put things into perspective.
Children Adopted Into a Family of a Different Race
This world is a little mixed up right now. In some places, racism has seemingly decreased but in other areas, not so much. Back in 1955, racial segregation was at its peak when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus. Life didn’t change as quickly for African Americans as it should have but it did BEGIN to change their lives for the better. Despite all these changes, there is still SO much racial hate in America. Raising a child of another race (whether they are Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, etc) also brings its own challenges.
Difficult Moments of a Foster Mom
I really do love being a foster mom. Sometimes, I have to convince myself how much I love it but those are typically in the hard moments that I face. Most would say that giving a child back is a hard moment. It is… but the day in and day out moments often are what hurts my heart most. One particular time that always seems to be the most heart wrenching.
This post is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry ® (CBR ®), but the opinions expressed here are my own.
One Thing I Wished I Had Done Differently With Open Adoption
Adoption can be a scary thing for a lot of reasons. Although the benefits are GREAT, there are fears. Fears of the birth parents changing their mind are the initial fear most adoptive parents have. During the preliminary process, the birth, and the days after, adoptive parents minds are on all the fears of the unknown of the right then and now. Often, looking down the road at the possible obstacles that adoption can have is not on the brain until after the relinquishments are signed and the waiting period is over. I have ONE thing that I would have done differently with my boy’s adoptions.
Weighted Blankets Give Foster Children Security
Being a mom isn’t all about conceiving and giving birth to your flesh and blood. Although that is how most people experience motherhood, it is not how ALL experience it. I have three children, all three adopted. I am beyond blessed.