Adventures from Our First Week with a Teen She wasn’t happy. Sitting with us at the dinner table, she moved a few pieces of lettuce around on her plate and stared down the chopped vegetable and tuna salad in front of her, her mouth not quite at a full-out pout. I had knocked on her … More Captain Crunch, Makeup, Dinner and Dogs
She came on a Sunday morning. The call came at 6 am. When I didn’t hear the phone and wake up right away, it came again at 605. Then again at 610, and it would have kept coming, but J woke me up, sweetly, and said my phone had been ringing. I knew immediately what … More When the Call Comes
(or, our first taste of “The System”) We are 1/3 of the way through the Foster process. Or, just at the beginning, depending on how you look at it. We’ve done our first home visit with our “home visit worker” (later, after we are approved, we will be assigned our ongoing social worker). We’ve got … More Foster Fun!
We did it. It’s official. We are signed up and in process to become foster parents. This is not new for J and me: it was something we’ve been exploring since before we were married, and something we knew we’d undertake when we said our vows. J and I were lucky, in that we met … More The Launch to the Road Less Traveled