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Defining Ourselves for Ourselves

An Alumni Sister asked, “how do we learn to define ourselves for ourselves and learn to not see ourselves as cases but as people?” Learning to define yourself by your own standards is a process that many people find difficult … Continue reading

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Foster Youth Allegiance to The Family That Scarred Them. Why?

This is a question that I get a lot.  The foster parents and the social workers that I’ve worked with over the years all want to know WHY is it that the youth they work with still want a relationship … Continue reading

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Marriage After Foster Care

My grandmother used to fuss at me when I was young because I was “too friendly” to strangers.  When I was younger I was confined to the front porch because my grandmother didn’t really trust the world and wanted to … Continue reading

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Motherhood After Foster Care

I was extremely nervous about becoming a mother especially from all the stuff I heard about abused and neglected kids growing up to be parents!  People wanted me to believe that because of what I had been through that I … Continue reading

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Motherhood After Foster Care

I think things are going well so far 🙂

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Pitfalls of Adulthood (in mid to late twenties) when you are navigating adult life without family

This was a topic that one of my Alumni Brothers asked that I speak on.  I have to say that my mid-late twenties was such a growth spurt for me because I experienced so many different emotions that forced me … Continue reading

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Life After Foster Care

I was always told I had something special.  I never really understood what that meant.  All I knew is that I wanted a chance to make a life for myself that I never had. I wanted to be somebody and … Continue reading

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