I am the biological child of foster parents. My family has fostered over a dozen children and was named our state’s Foster Family of the Year. Children have been in our home for a matter of days (as respite or emergency placements), to long-term stays of over a year, to some staying forever via adoption.

Growing up with foster care as a part of my daily life inspired my passion for children and families. Now that I am a young adult, I try to reassure people that becoming a foster family will not automatically ruin your biological children’s lives (a topic I wrote about for a national foster care magazine).

I love to learn more, hear people’s stories, and share what I learn in a way that respects people and helps others understand difficult needs better.

Life is full of amazing, painful, and fascinating things. Life is hard. Life is special.

Life is worth observing.


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