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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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Elected Leaders YOU Are Being Held Accountable

I am sending this Open Letter To All Senators, Congressmen and Governors concerning The Broken System of Foster Care. We MUST be the voice for these voiceless children! I welcome comments in response to this article. You may also contact me by email: [email protected] We must work together- Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike- for the sake of these children! They ...

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An Open Letter To All Senators, Congressmen and Governors

I am going to take a small detour from the continuing story of our journey through the Foster Care system to address you, Sir and Madam- our elected officials.  You are the ones who have to make the changes necessary in this Broken System. While I do not mind at all sharing our personal story, the main goal of this ...

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Our True Battle Begins

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is September 2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ It was not even a full month after we first received these two beautiful little boys ...

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Love Plain and Simple

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is September 2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ I had been told when I received the first call about these two little boys that ...

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FINALLY! The Pitter Patter of Little Feet!

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is September 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 gone to all of our classes and received all of our certifications. We had ...

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Syllabus To Be A Parent

  So what does it take to be a Foster Parent, you ask? This is just the basic information of the courses you have to take and be “certified in” to become a Foster Parent. I will refer back to this document from time to time during my ongoing series on the Broken System of Foster Care. In addition To ...

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San Antonio, TX: Good People Needed!

   This is an email that I received from one of my contacts I have made through my journey in the Foster Care system. If you are interested, or know someone that is, I can personally speak for the authenticity of Mrs. Villarreal. Need Good People!! Please Pass On! Dear People I Know, My company, Pathways, has a contract to ...

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Fostering Hope

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is March-September 2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ During the 8 weeks of our training, we met another couple who were going through the ...

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Facing My Fears

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is January-March 2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ We finally decided we had reached the end of the fertility journey. We would not try again. It ...

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A Missed Message

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is 2002-2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ I hate tests. It does not matter what kind of test it is or how well I ...

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Dreams Of A Little Girl Shattered.. Or Are They?

This begins the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is pre-2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ You were created for a purpose. In fact, each of us was created for a special, unique purpose. ...

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