“‘Mom, I know how she feels. She wants you but she doesn’t.’ He gently took her out of my arms, wrapped them both in a blanket, and walked out in the rain. I watched my son, who I fought to love for what felt like a lifetime, create a safe space, like I’d tried to do so many times for him.”
“The school’s solution to my son’s meltdowns were suspensions. The principal balked at me and said, ‘Your son is NOT Autistic. He can make eye contact when he wants to. The only thing your son is, is manipulative.’ This began the years-long mission to diagnose Jonah, and allow him a fair chance at education.”
Spooky season is upon us and it’s time to transform your house for Halloween! We know it’s a busy time of year so we’ve saved you the hassle of shopping around with this awesome round-up.
Fair warning, if you don’t currently have a baby of your own to dress up this Halloween, these adorable costumes are sure to cause a serious case of baby fever!
Complete with children, baby, and pet costumes to fit any family size or dynamic, there is sure to be something your family will love!
“My daughter saved my life.”
“I made one of the biggest mistakes a parent could make: I was irresponsible. I waited for the Child Services to arrive. I wondered if they’d take her away from us. If they did, would we be able to say goodbye? Would they give us a second chance?”
“‘There is no way I could do this with three kids.’ But there is so much loss in foster care and adoption and I felt strongly that losing a sibling was not something I ever wanted any part of, so within a few breaths, I said yes.”
“Children are often mirrors of what they see and hear those around them do and say.”
“My paternal grandparents sacrificed their retirement to step in as my caregivers. They never once made me feel like a burden.”