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Category: Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation for foster and adoptive parents and their children.

The #1 thing worn-out foster + adoptive parents need most.

The #1 thing worn-out foster + adoptive parents need most.

I’ve been there before. So bone weary as a foster and adoptive mom, I could hardly get up off the couch, let alone parent effectively. It got to the point where I considered finding a new adoptive home for two of my children. I couldn’t see past the dark cloud of trauma and chronic stress […]

How to stay patient, when you have nothing left to give.

How to stay patient, when you have nothing left to give.

When we were in the process to become licensed foster parents, we listened intently to all the training classes we were required to attend. It seemed like a lot of worst-case scenarios to us, and we decided to remain hopeful. I read a handful of books on foster care and adoption, and talked with friends […]

Afraid for your adopted child’s future? This is how you overcome:

Afraid for your adopted child’s future? This is how you overcome:

My mom has multiple sclerosis and limited mobility. She knows there is a lot she can’t do, so she actively focuses on the things she can, one of which is counseling and mentoring people. From women in crisis, girls rescued from sex slavery, teens at the local boys and girls club, to a mid-aged mentally […]

Help! My foster (or adopted) child won’t stop crying . . .

Help! My foster (or adopted) child won’t stop crying . . .

Help! My foster (or adopted) child won’t stop crying . . . I’ve been there friend. I’ve lived in that place for years.  The second day we had our 12-month-old foster twins home, I thought one of them had an infection or medical problem because she was crying so fiercely like she was in pain. […]