biological family

Proven Wrong | Herding Chickens and Other Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care – Foster Parents Article

I need to spend more time counting my blessings. Yesterday morning I was filled with dread over the impending Mother’s Day drama. I was expecting the pattern of trauma and dysregulation from the last few years to continue. I have never been happier to say I WAS WRONG!!! Mary got up with me in the morning to go to church with my parents. It was a nice service and I actually found myself relaxed and happy. Mary wasn’t irritable or…

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The Lion’s Den | Herding Chickens and Other Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care – Foster Parents Article

The sound of her voice sets my teeth on edge. The children’s older biological sister, M, is difficult for me to stomach. I am caught between my instinct to get her away from my children and the idea that I should try to maintain their original sibling bonds. It’s hard for me to do. Contact with her is something the children are entitled to. She isn’t a danger to them. She’s just…herself. I know that if I keep them from…

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