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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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Who Hears The Voice Of The Children?

To say that our Foster Care system is broken is a gross understatement. Whether it is the actual Child Protective Service agency, the individual case workers, the judges deciding the cases, foster parents, or the law itself is hard to pinpoint. I would venture to say it is most likely all of these factors combined. My main question is this: ...

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WHY CAN’T WE JUST ALL GET ALONG?

WHY CAN’T WE JUST ALL GET ALONG? There is actually a naïve group of people out there in La-La Land who believe that all human beings should be able to just ‘get along.’ Obviously these ignorant dreamers do not know their history. These dream-weavers have spent too much time listening to their hybrid Ghandi/Timothy Leary/John Lennon/Bono influenced leaders/teachers. What these ...

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