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Archives for February, 2014

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has done more to get kids in care adopted than just about anyone else – their facebook page and websites have done a lot to draw attention to the needs of kids for families.  The biggest new face of foster adoption comes from an adoptive family that put up…

Baby Goats in Baskets

We had a fence crisis this summer, and for two days had no good containment for our bucks.  As is entirely predictable, we also then had a spate of baby goats beginning New Years Day. Now there is a good reason why most people in the Northeast do not plan goat births for January unless…

How To Have Sex as a Foster Parent

<I wrote this several years ago as a joke piece for a foster parent group I was on, and I’ve decided to publish it in case any of you enjoy it.  One of the harsher realities of having 9 kids is that it does cut into your private time, but even more, the psychological heft…

Yesterday morning Isaiah (10) asked me with a grin on his face: “Which one of us is your FAVORITE child?” My answer “None of you. I like Rubeus best. He’s quiet, and soft, never talks to me,  and takes care of almost all his own needs.” D. (11) “But he’s not a kid, he’s a…