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Foster Care: The First 30 Days

Disclaimer: The following information is based on Indiana DCS policy and my personal experiences…but don’t let that stop you.  Read on, because if you have even a twinge of curiosity, this may answer a lot of questions. So, you are curious about foster care.  Great!  Without a doubt, we need...

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Foster Care: The First 30 Days

You Should Just Stop Fostering

Many years ago I sat on the deck of a beach house with my step-brother.  We were enjoying an adult beverage, watching the sunset and catching up.  This brother is the quiet one, so having a deep conversation was never really our norm.  This night was different.  On this night...

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You Should Just Stop Fostering

Foster Parents Can Be Crappy Too

In a previous article, THOSE CRAPPY DCS CASE WORKERS, I shared some insights into the job of a case worker. I am not naïve to think that though their jobs are tough and come with a price emotionally, physically and mentally, that there are not inadequate case workers. With any...

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Foster Parents Can Be Crappy Too

Those Crappy DCS Case Workers

Being a foster parent for a number of years now, I have run into the good, the bad and the ugly regarding DCS Case Workers. My complaints have been many and my crap list is long. If you are a foster parent, you know exactly what I am talking about. Among my most memorable Case Workers are the following:

Those Crappy DCS Case Workers

I Could Never Be a Foster Parent

I hear it time and time again. “I really admire you.” “I could never be a foster parent.” “I don’t know how you do it.” “I wouldn’t be able to give them back.” Well, yes, you could. You wouldn’t have a choice. What this statement really means is, “It would break my heart to give them back.”

I Could Never Be a Foster Parent