By Diane Ponist Our 4th of July this year was a little different than in previous years. In the past it’s been a day trip to the Jersey Shore or a simple BBQ at our best friend’s house. But this year we provided respite for sibling brothers needing temporary housing. So we had a total […]
By Henry Amador Our adopting via foster care story continues here in North Carolina. As some of you know, we are licensed to take in two children and have previously expressed our willingness to adopt a sibling group. My husband wants a house full and our son will gladly say that he wants a brother […]
By Diane Ponist There are many stories about fostering. Some begin with the family receiving the placement of a child. Others, like most of mine, are about the ups and downs of each case. Here’s a story about the possibility of letting go. “George,” who I have written about several times before, is on the verge […]
An Interview With Foster Adoption Parents Kristin and Diane For more tips, check out some other resources on Foster Adoption: Can you handle foster care? Lesbian Moms Foster Adopt 5 Children Lesbian Moms Discuss Foster Adoption
By Diane Ponist When raising a child with special needs you face struggles that many people could never understand. Of course, there are more rewards than challenges, and we chose our two special needs children. But even with having an advance idea of what to expect, it is still very tough at times. It helps a bit […]
By Diane Ponist Sometimes, being a foster parent requires more patience than one can imagine. You fight and fight for what is best for a child. You are the voice for a child who does not have one. You know what’s right, but that’s not important. You have no real say in the outcome of […]
Diane and Kristin share how they made the decision to foster adopt their son with Autism and how life has changed since they adopted him.
By Diane Ponist Finally these children in our house are getting what they deserve, well starting to. To say it’s about time is putting it lightly. It’s almost as if these judges are tired (finally!) of dealing with noncompliant bio families. The question I have is why does it take such a long time ?! […]
Lesbian moms discuss the 5 children they have in their house and their intent to adopt them through the foster care system and how their kids interact with each other. Part 2 If you missed last week’s discussion, check out part 1.