We were emergency foster parents focused on reunification & providing short-term options for kids in care until we got a phone call for a tiny, 6 week old baby boy. 2 weeks later, we received a 2nd call for his 2 year old brother. Just as quickly we entered the world of adopting transracially from foster care. That was 2 1/2 years ago. Today, we're on our way to being a family of 5 as we welcome our boys' Big Sister. If you'd like to help us with that transition, we'd be so grateful. If you'd like to help us and level up your photography skills at the same time, you can learn more about that here.
We are visual storytellers, parents and educators writing from the intersections of transracial adoption, foster care and LGBT parenting. Join us from the beginning, at our big announcement or our most recent post. A curated feed for National Foster Care Month 2017 can be found here.
People come here for clinical insight, photo tips, strategies for parenting through hard times, an authentic view into parenting within the foster care system, adoption processes, humility, humor, creativity, and evocative, anonymous photographs. By sharing our everyday lives in intentional ways and collaborating with others who challenge us to continue growing, people return at the same rate that others arrive because they feel a sense of belonging. They stay because they find themselves somewhere inside the story.
- The Ties That Bond: Attachment Styles
- The Nitty Gritty
- Long game & rebuilding from the outside in
- How to Just Keep Moving
- 10 Ways to Help a Foster Parent
- Hard things
- Boys, a letter to your big brother
- Sunshine before the rain
Race and Culture
- Mom, Mama, Mommy, & Supervisor
- Maternity Leave, Adoption, Foster Care: A Reflection
- Christmas Magic Roundup
- Finding the Right Therapist
Interviews & Guest Posts
- Exclusive Interview with Transracial Adoptee, Angela Tucker
- Young Lives & Their Lifetime of Influence, Zann Michaels of Gaybymama