My friend and writing partner, Jennifer, sent me an email last week saying life with her two foster children is quite difficult and she doesn’t have much time (if any) for writing blog posts.
I understand because frankly, these last few weeks since we took a giant and surprising leap into foster care (not to mention Russ being in Kenya) I’ve spent far less time writing (or sleeping) myself.
I love writing about adoption and foster care. Jennifer loves writing about adoption and foster care.
The question is, how do we write about adoption and foster care while actually parenting children with significant needs who were adopted or are in foster care?
Before launching Thankful Moms, Jennifer and I did a lot of research about how to blog successfully – we know the formulas and strategies – we know what it takes.
You know what else? We also know what our families need.
Sometimes what it takes to be a successful blogger and what it takes to be a great adoptive/foster mom are mutually exclusive (for us – other women are able to manage more than we can).
So we’ve decided to just be ourselves.
We’re going to be the best wives and moms we can be, loving the families God has given us, and we’re going to share our hearts and thoughts with you as much as we can.
That means some weeks we’ll post on a regular schedule, with snappy titles on our posts, great photos, and we may even send our newsletter. Other weeks you may not hear from us at all.
We hope you’ll stick with us and share your hearts too.
Speaking of foster care, Zoe, my foster daughter, asked me to help her find the sequel to A Child Called It at the library. She was captivated by the autobiographical book and wanted to read the next one in the series.
That request turned into a search for any and all books written by former foster kids (for both of us) and foster moms (for me). Here are some of the books we’ve been reading. Have you read any of them? What would you recommend?
[edit: I’ve added a number of your recommendations to our adoption/foster care resources page.]
[warning: As you can imagine, some of these books are very hard to read and have graphic descriptions of abuse.]
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with hope and gratitude,
Lisa – and Jennifer too
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