Category: Fostering


Things I Learned About Foster Parenting While Watching My Friends’ Kids

Posted on October 28th, by Hayley in Fostering. 2 comments

Things I Learned About Foster Parenting While Watching My Friends’ Kids.

Dora the Explorer is awful. She teaches children nothing, not even Spanish. As far as my future foster kids know, Dora doesn’t come in on our TV. Weird, right?
Blue’s Clues is awful. And soul crushing. I happened to watch the episodes that transitioned from Steve to his brother Joe. I hadn’t realized how dead behind the eyes Steve was until Joe took over for him. Poor Steve. As far as my future foster kids know, Blue’s Clues doesn’t come in on our TV.
Free Willy is about 109 minutes too long. I somehow made it to this ripe old age of mine without having seen Free Willy. One of the little girls I watched must have known this fact and thought it her responsibility to rectify the situation, because I watched … Read More »


News

Posted on April 13th, by Hayley in Adoption, Fostering. 5 comments

So maybe it’s time to tell you, the twelve people who read my blog and are therefor my twelve favorite people in the whole world, about what’s been going on in our lives lately. You may remember that we’ve been planning to adopt internationally, most recently from Rwanda. I don’t really want to go into all the reasons we were planning on adopting from Rwanda, because the choice on where to adopt from is personal and sometimes people can get very mean when they disagree with your choice. And I want this blog and its comment section to be places of love, not places I’m afraid to go for fear of increasing my sense of guilt (like my inbox).

Anyway, a few months ago Rwanda suspended its international adoptions. We had already pretty much eliminated most other international programs from our … Read More »