A First Family Visit

About a week ago, we had visit with a member of the kids’ first family, one┬áthat they hadn’t seen in years. The kids experienced some anxiety about it, both before and after our visit. Afterwards, we had a debrief about expectations and how things aren’t always exactly as we remember them. The kids are stillContinue reading “A First Family Visit”

Happy Holidays

As an adult, I rarely get Christmas gifts anymore – it’s mostly about the kids now. But the last couple years, I’ve received two simple gifts that I’ll keep forever (which is saying a lot, because there are very few things that I keep at all). Aunt S usually gives us a card at ChristmasContinue reading “Happy Holidays”

Keeping families together in Michigan

Here’s a new update to Michigan’s ongoing quest to improve the state’s foster care system. As Michigan Radio recently reported, the state is piloting a new program designed to keep young children with their families and out of foster care. According to the report, DHS Director Maura Corrigan said: “Research confirms what most people instinctivelyContinue reading “Keeping families together in Michigan”