Monday, October 1, 2012

What's going on here?

Thanks for checking out my blog, I'm so glad that you are here! My ultimate hope is that this blog will not only be a place where we can share our story but where foster parents can find resources and community and everyone can discover more information about the system, its strengths and flaws, and the vulnerable children who are shuffled through it.

Not everyone can be a foster parent, but everyone can do something to support the families, strengthen the system, and make a difference in the lives of these precious children.

Our Foster Journey shows our path, as I navigate through the complexities of the child welfare system, muse about the beautiful moments and every day challenges of being a foster parent, and dream of my children who I have yet to hold.

Home Projects will discuss some of the nitty gritty things that just help our house function, the way we organize our car, my dinner menus, how do you cover that stupid wall heater so that it meats code (it's covered, but aint pretty and I'm daily loathing it and dreaming of some way to make it better).

Catalyst Stories presents the stories of others that are already making a difference. Catalyst is defined as a spark, a person or thing that precipitates an event, and I believe that God is going to create a movement of restoration within this broken system and the innocents that are forced to reside within.  These Catalysts, these current and former foster children, foster families, and organizations are already making a difference, they are moving toward changing the image of foster care, they are the truly amazing spark that inspires.

On the Legal Front explores the laws that are in place and are being considered that affect foster children and families everywhere. Most recently, for example, there have been laws set in California and several states that extend foster care services to age 21.

Resources is a plethora of links for more information about fostering, adoption, foster family and foster youth resources, recommended books, and ways to get involved.

If you are seeing this page in Home Projects or On the Legal Front it's because I haven't added to those sections yet. Stay with me, more is coming! :D

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