Foster Care Stories

SUPERMAN was adopted too…whats your SUPER POWER?

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

November 8, 2016 When we started this journey, I had no idea what was in store for us. We knew we wanted to add to our family and Foster Care provided us that ability. What we didn’t realize was that the children coming into our home needed us as much or more than we needed/desired…

A mother’s love and happiness she hopes her baby still has

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

October 24, 2016 I am the biological mother of a soon to be 3-year-old boy. He was the very best baby anyone could ever hope for. He never cried, he was always happy and he was very alert and really really smart. I look at my only memories I have of him and can only hope…

My Niece Taken

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

October 18, 2016 My brother had his daughter taken and placed into foster care. I went through the process to try to get custody or adopt my niece. She had been in a foster home two weeks after she was born. My husband and I passed background checks and we visited her as often as we…

The Home In Me

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

September 26, 2016 Reflecting back on it it doesn’t sting as much. That’s until I look into my eyes and realize I was 12 and I had seen that much. It’s obscene how much my childhood was me being hushed, by the pressure of being the eldest, trying to convey being that tough. But that…

“A Wilted Flower” A memoir by former foster youth Erica Decima

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

September 19, 2016 Post by: Erica Decima A Wilted Flower We all have a story that defines us. A story that tells of our past, where we belong, where we came from, and how we came to be. We are all different people. That is what makes us unique. I emancipated foster care at 18…

Fostercare is a Place- Poem

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

September 6, 2016   COMMENTS Katja Davis on September 6, 2016 This is so lovely, Felicia. Thank you for sharing your powerful and inspirational words.   DO YOU WANT TO COMMENT?   Originally posted at www.fosteringrelationships.com a project by A Home Within

Striving for Perfection

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

August 29, 2016 Post by: Robyn, age 17 (2004) I’m staring at the person in the mirror Thinking does anyone really see her, all the ugly, disgusting, unattractive fat Wishing to be clean, thin and flat. Every day I go without putting the enemy in me, Wishing staff, RN’s, kids, Dr.’s would leave me be,…

From Service to Passion My love story with young women in foster care

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

August 23, 2016 In 1990 I became a foster parent to teens in care and teens with babies for 10 years. It was my time with these young ladies that developed my passion for developing better programs for youth in foster care who are not reunited with birth families. The young ladies that I had…

Letting Go

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

August 22, 2016 I know what movies tell us, that love is this wonderfully messy thing that makes big bucks on the big screen. Oh, and the hero always gets the girl in the end. That hands are meant to be held as you walk down the beach as the sun sets. That lips are…

Foster mothers of the human race.

By A Home Within | April 17, 2018

August 18, 2016   COMMENTS No comments yet.   DO YOU WANT TO COMMENT?   Originally posted at www.fosteringrelationships.com a project by A Home Within