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Saying Goodbye as a Foster Parent

Sometimes Mom Saying Goodbye as a Foster Parent

Saying Goodbye as a Foster Parent

By @sometimes_mom Once again, we find ourselves preparing to say goodbye to a foster child. After 7 months with us, and even longer in foster care, we are happy (and sad) to help him transition back home to his biological family. We have had the privilege of welcoming ten foster children into our home, and regardless of the amount of time they are with us, at some point, we have had to say goodbye. People will ask if it gets easier with each goodbye and the honest answer is “no, but”. No, it doesn’t get easier, but I know how to better...

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What Foster Parenting Has Taught Me About Love

Sometimes Mom What Foster Parenting Has Taught Me About Love

What Foster Parenting Has Taught Me About Love

By @sometimes_mom Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my (foster) children. But is this love any less than the love a parent has for their (biological) child? Absolutely not! But also, I guess I don’t know. I have never had biological children.  Back when I was in first grade, I remember a friend saying to me “I have the best mom in the whole world!” Now, to another first grader, those might have seemed like fighting words, but I distinctly remembered thinking to myself “how would she know? She has only had one mom and of course, everyone...

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The Roller Coaster Ride of Foster Care

Sometimes Mom The Roller Coaster Ride of Foster Care

The Roller Coaster Ride of Foster Care

(Pictured above: me not enjoying a ride at The Happiest Place on Earth) By Sometimes MomFollow her on Instagram @sometimes_mom Foster care is a roller coaster. Ironically, I’m not a big fan of roller coasters due to my general aversion to danger and crippling motion sickness. In fact, I have to pop a Dramamine basically anytime I’m in a car where I’m not the driver. Not being in control of my movement can make me feel physically ill.  As a foster parent, I have very little control and my foster children have even less. Biological parents, I imagine, also feel powerless...

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More Than Toys for Children in Foster Care

Sometimes Mom More Than Toys for Children in Foster Care

More Than Toys for Children in Foster Care

By Sometimes MomFollow her on Instagram @sometimes_mom The holiday season is often thought of as a time of giving which means many people are donating toys to children and families in need. Some of these toys may go to children in foster care. If you have donated Christmas presents to children in foster care, thank you! Foster kids should be able to experience the magic of Christmas morning just like anyone other child, but there are things that foster children need much more than toys and that’s FOSTER PARENTS! If the image of a child having no gifts to open on...

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Happy(ish) Thankgiving as Foster Parents

Jake's Kids Happy(ish) Thanksgiving as Foster Parents

Happy(ish) Thankgiving as Foster Parents

By Sometimes MomFollow her on Instagram @sometimes_mom Thinking back to Thanksgiving Eve 2021, I’m traveling with my husband and current foster son (out-of-state-travel letter in tow) to visit my in-laws in New York. I have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving, it has never been my favorite holiday. The traditional meal relies far too heavily on vegetables for my liking. Plus, I’ve spent my entire adult life working in the retail industry, effectively killing my holiday spirit. But Thanksgiving, specifically, holds a bittersweet place in my heart. Two years ago, on this day, we said goodbye to our first long term foster placement....

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