A Letter to Our Child: You Were Not Our Second Choice

You were always part of our family plan. And as life has probably already taught you, life takes our “plans” and laughs at them. We are thrown challenges, changes, and so many curve-balls. Our well thought out plans become nothing but memories. Things that we believe to be true are not. Things that seem easy can become so very hard. Life is like that....more

A Letter to Our Child: You Were Not Our Second Choice

You were always part of our family plan. And as life has probably already taught you, life takes our “plans” and laughs at them. We are thrown challenges, changes, and so many curve-balls. Our well thought out plans become nothing but memories. Things that we believe to be true are not. Things that seem easy can become so very hard. Life is like that....more
@natanyap  I'm thankful you had a good experience and we cared for through adoption!! more

A Letter to Our Child: You Were Not Our Second Choice

You were always part of our family plan. And as life has probably already taught you, life takes our “plans” and laughs at them. We are thrown challenges, changes, and so many curve-balls. Our well thought out plans become nothing but memories. Things that we believe to be true are not. Things that seem easy can become so very hard. Life is like that....more
@Jackson'sMom Thanks for your support!!! more

A Letter to Our Child: You Were Not Our Second Choice

You were always part of our family plan. And as life has probably already taught you, life takes our “plans” and laughs at them. We are thrown challenges, changes, and so many curve-balls. Our well thought out plans become nothing but memories. Things that we believe to be true are not. Things that seem easy can become so very hard. Life is like that....more
@KellieA   I am trying to state that although we did experience infertility, we are not adopting ... more

A Letter to Our Child: You Were Not Our Second Choice

You were always part of our family plan. And as life has probably already taught you, life takes our “plans” and laughs at them. We are thrown challenges, changes, and so many curve-balls. Our well thought out plans become nothing but memories. Things that we believe to be true are not. Things that seem easy can become so very hard. Life is like that....more
@ThankfulPeach I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. more

The Ultimate Sacrifice of Motherhood

I’ve worked with a lot of children in the past five years. I’ve worked with children who have been hurt, emotionally and physically by their biological parents. I’ve written statements that in the end will support a court or child welfare agency’s decision to terminate parental rights. Last night, as I sat in a family team meeting, a mother was asked to place her children with their father, because she was not following through with recommendations and the children were not safe with her....more
@Ginny Marie Thanks Ginny!  I agree. I think this perspective just kind of hit me in that ... more

The Ultimate Sacrifice of Motherhood

I’ve worked with a lot of children in the past five years. I’ve worked with children who have been hurt, emotionally and physically by their biological parents. I’ve written statements that in the end will support a court or child welfare agency’s decision to terminate parental rights. Last night, as I sat in a family team meeting, a mother was asked to place her children with their father, because she was not following through with recommendations and the children were not safe with her....more
@Expat Mum Thank you! I agree with you. And yes, in this particular case she will absolutely ... more

The Ultimate Sacrifice of Motherhood

I’ve worked with a lot of children in the past five years. I’ve worked with children who have been hurt, emotionally and physically by their biological parents. I’ve written statements that in the end will support a court or child welfare agency’s decision to terminate parental rights. Last night, as I sat in a family team meeting, a mother was asked to place her children with their father, because she was not following through with recommendations and the children were not safe with her....more
@chicbananas I appreciate and value your opinions. I think we will just have to agree to ... more

How a Dad Loves a Daughter

He won't often sit down for heart to heart talks. But he will make sure that you have safe tires on your car, and he'll even go have them put on for you so you can avoid the smelly tire place. ...more
 @victorias_view thanks! sorry so late to reply, they didn't notify me I had a comment!! thanks ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your February Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily February NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Follow: http://www.caseyandjenn.com/2012/02/follow.html and CONGRATS ON FINISHING NABLOPOMO, ... more