Elizabeth Grow is an editor and content writer for Love What Matters. A graduate of Utah State University, she now lives in Las Vegas with her husband and two dogs. Elizabeth loves sharing stories that raise awareness for neglected populations within our society, particularly the mentally ill. She loves music, any kind of DIY craft project, and a good movie.
“Children are often mirrors of what they see and hear those around them do and say.”
“There were rarely ever leftovers, but sometimes my mom and I would sneak some into a separate bowl and hide it, just so we could have an extra serving the next day.”
“My paternal grandparents sacrificed their retirement to step in as my caregivers. They never once made me feel like a burden.”
“Adoption can provide a loving home and stable situation for children who might not have otherwise had one, and can bless parents longing for children with their own to love and care for.”
“Picture this the next time you have a hard conversation, difficult interaction, nerve-wracking interview, or a ‘feels like everything is at stake’ meeting.”
“There are endless choices in our world, and decision making is a skill that is learned over time. The more we can do to let our children make choices now, the better they will be at it later.”
“I used to pick her up so she could do it ‘all by herself’ and sometimes I’d race her to it so I didn’t have to. But here we are, just reaching.”
Adoption is bittersweet, but the pain and trauma can be lessened when appropriate transition plans promoting connection and communication are in place.
“Never in my life will I discourage my stepchild’s relationship or bond with her mother, but I will not take a step back from mothering this child when she’s here out of fear of hurting the feelings of grown adults.”
We’ve rounded up some of the best foster parent t-shirts we could find to help you express your love for fostering and the importance of good foster parents in a child’s life.