Normalizing Foster Care

Foster care is a normal part of the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and families in the United States. Follow me to learn more about the daily life of an average foster family in West Virginia as we pull back the mystery and embrace the normal that is foster care.

  • Dear Momma
    One of the most important things I do when we get a new foster placement is write a letter to their biological family. Usually in the beginning there isn’t any direct contact between parents and foster parents until things like phone calls, video chats, and in person visits can be established. This can be such […]
  • 692 Days
    Six hundred ninety two days. It’s been six hundred ninety two days since the two of them stumbled through our door. The little one, D, had just turned a year old but his little body looked more like six months. He was so small and frail, the bruises still fresh on his tiny bald head. […]
  • CASA Banquet
    I was recently asked to speak at an appreciation dinner for local CASA volunteer. The following is what I had to say to them: Foster care has been a part of my life since before I was born. Both of my parents were each other’s second marriages, so when they got together, they had 5 […]