Adoption/Foster Care, In My Head/Heart

Teach them well

I met Peter when I was all of seventeen years old.  I had just graduated from high school and started my first job at our local university.  He worked there too – in tech services, which at the time included managing events involving sound systems, visual presentations, and electronics.  We ran into one another quite… Read More Teach them well

Adoption/Foster Care, Uncategorized

Hate is human too…

      We are flawed and it is pointless to argue otherwise. I find that there is some degree of consolation in knowing that we are all inherently flawed and, in fact, are made that way with all of our broken pieces and sinful ways.  If our hearts are right, we do our best… Read More Hate is human too…

Adoption/Foster Care, Uncategorized

The Other Side of Adoption Reunification

As human beings with hopeful souls, we always look for that fairy tale ending involving hugs and laughter and riding off into the sunset to live happily ever after.  It’s an ideal we pray for, but for so many who live in the world of foster care/adoption, a reality that seldom manifests itself. Why does… Read More The Other Side of Adoption Reunification

Adoption/Foster Care, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Uncategorized

To the Dad in Walmart — a RAD story…

It’s been almost a year now since I met you, but our one-time, chance encounter has remained an embedded, powerful memory and I wanted you to know. I only stopped by to grab a few last-minute Christmas items.  The store was (over)crowded with loud music, flashing lights, and people on a mission – some miserable,… Read More To the Dad in Walmart — a RAD story…

Adoption/Foster Care, RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Uncategorized

Story of a Radish…

Story of a Radish… Born of a single seed, the very first act of development upon bursting to life is to set down a root. This root establishes itself firmly into the ground and becomes the absolute lifeline by which the unborn radish begins its journey to maturity.  Everything it is, everything it receives, everything… Read More Story of a Radish…

RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Uncategorized

10 Things Never to say to the Parent of a RADish

10 Things Never to say to the Parent of a RADish (and the heartfelt responses we’d like to give…) 1.  “You just let ME have her for a few days.” And do what? First, she won’t “act out” with you and even if she did, just what exactly do you think you would do that… Read More 10 Things Never to say to the Parent of a RADish