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When Grief Hits

Whether you're walking the road towards reunification and you're mourning the loss of a child's presence in your home or you're holding onto each moment knowing that the day they leave is drawing near, grief…
Becky Nelson
September 14, 2020
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3 Powerful Lessons Foster Care Has Taught Me

Foster care has changed me. It's changed our family. Change isn't wrong; in fact, I think this change has been good—though hard—for us. I've had to think about things differently. Here are three powerful lessons…
Jami Kaeb
August 3, 2020
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This Is What Birth Parents Need

I'll never forget the first phone call we shared. She was very nervous, and so was I. She had her stereotypes of folks like me, and I had mine of folks like her, but when…
Jami Kaeb
July 23, 2020
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How to Love Your Foster Child

How can I love a child who was not born to me? It’s a question often asked, or if not asked out loud, it’s that thought that feels too cold to say but a question…
Jami Kaeb
May 14, 2020