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Hell Hath No Fury Like A Mama Grizzly Denied

It is no secret that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are in major need of overhauling. In fact, these three entitlements are some of the most heavily debated issues for both political parties. What no one on either side of the political aisle will stop and think about is how the abuses of these systems that were created to help ...

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Thank You Sen. Thomas Carper, For Hearing The Voice Of The Children

It is not too often that I can actually say I am proud of an elected Government Official. It is even more rare that I am able to say I am proud of a Democrat in office, much less a Democrat Senator. Today, I am so proud of Senator Thomas Carper, a Democrat Senator from Delaware. He hears the voice ...

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Too Many Meds for Foster Kids?

ABC News Exclusive Report with Diane Sawyer, on a report which will be released this Thursday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report is the findings of a two-year-long investigation of psychiatric medications being prescribed to foster children at an alarming rate. Fives states were involved in the investigation– Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo ...

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Forever Family

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is July 2009. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ It was here!  The day we had all longed for had arrived! It was the day ...

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The Baby Is Ours!

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is January 2009. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________   January 2009. This was it! It was our final court date for termination of rights ...

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My Children Are Threatened

  This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is September 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ We had finally reached a point where thing were on track for all five adoptions ...

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Little Boy Lost

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is April-June 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ During the time between the baby that needed medical attention going home and us receiving our ...

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Full House

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is May-June 2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ We had not had the baby but just a few days when the older children’s therapist ...

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Too Good To Be True

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is March 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ When the battle was won in the last case, I was completely at peace when they ...

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I Am So Angry

Once again I am veering off the ongoing saga of our story to adopt children through the Broken Foster Care System. If you’ve already read my Mother’s Day story, you know that our adoptions were finalized in July of 2009. After the adoptions it took some time for the kids to adjust to the fact that they were in fact ...

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Fighting For Another Child

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is March 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ It was hard to pick myself up by my boot-straps and carry on, but it was ...

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Do Not Be Afraid

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is November 2007-March 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ When we first heard about the Foster-To-Adopt Program, it had been our intention to adopt a ...

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Excuse Me For Harshing Your Mellow

I am once again taking a detour from our personal story to shake my head in sadness and disgust. We really have reached a very sad point in our country. In trying to get as many voices as possible to join me in speaking out for these voiceless children I have been posting the link to this series in several ...

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Jumping Head First In The Fight For My Children

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is October -November 2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ Our October court hearing was supposed to be a pre-trial hearing for the Termination of ...

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Mother’s Day- Mourning Turned To Joy

On today- Mother’s Day- I dedicate this to all ladies who long to be a mommy but their dreams have not yet been fulfilled. I know the pain of Mother’s Day when your heart desperately longs to hold your child in your arms but you have not been given that opportunity. I pray that you will continue to read this ...

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