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"Every foster parent knows how hard, and yet how rewarding it can be to care for a child with a difficult past and an uncertain future. Christie Erwin has been a mom, in the middle of it, for countless children over nearly two decades. In this poignant and insightful book, she honestly shares the reality of making yourself vulnerable to the pain and indescribable delight of giving your heart away to a child."

Foster mom in making!

Adoptive & Fostering Moms Devotional

Noah Foreman. + #16 Don't make up lies about your girlfriend. It makes you pathetic.

  • Terri Wallace

    Be honest, help out with housework. And remember a compliment will put a smile on her face.

  • ♪ Joyy ♪

    Don't try to act like someone else around the girl you like. Being yourself is the best solution.

  • Rebecca Humphrey

    Never act like someone is beneath you; the waiter, the valet, etc. Treat everyone with respect. And expect the same in return.

  • Anna Alfano

    Don't try to change a girl and never EVER ask if they are on their period to end an argument

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Foster Care/Adoption "Parents to Be" photos. Megan Seydel Photography. I love these photographs. I don't want to miss the expectant mom part of fostering or adopting either. And I love that they sent out announcement cards.

Back and forth journals for Mom and kids. I really love this idea for kids who keep their feelings inside.

  • Lisa McDade

    I searched for 'journals for kids and parents' and yours came up. Poignant, my son is Max too. ;)

  • Kimberly Wisdom

    You need to do this for the boys.

What I actually do as a foster mom.... :-)

  • Jackie Gutierrez

    So true every one on the outside has there opinion about what a foster mom is we are just like other moms but with a lot more thing to juggle and broke hurts to mend

  • Karey Schaitel

    I agree, Jackie! I especially like your phrase "broken hurts to mend". I pray that I am up to this task, and do not add to the hurts. Peace and blessings to you.

  • Jackie Gutierrez

    The hardest part of being a foster mom is not being able to show your true filling in front of the kids cuz they don't want to see sometimes your just as scared as them and it's also sometimes awkward having someone in your home that depends on you for so much and you don't know anything about them God is always my strength my prayers are with you and your might fill alone sometimes but your not

  • Melissa Rogers

    This is really awesome

Single Parent Foster and Adoptive Blogs: A blog list of single foster and adoptive moms and dads - check it out and add your blog as well.

From a mom who fostered over 40 children. #fostercare Foster Care, Foster Children, Foster Kids #inspiration