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Miracles

Why do children need families?  How can a child overcome years of neglect and inadequate medical care?  Will they ever be “normal”?  It can take 3 to 8 YEARS to see how much recovery a child can make from the … Continue reading

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Who Adopts a “Kid Like That”?

Just ask me “Who Adopts a Kid Like That?”  A seemingly innocent question.  A question inferring all children who have some type of difference or need is the same.  A question implying you have to have some sort of superpowers … Continue reading

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Another Drop in the Bucket

Sometimes it seems that no matter how hard you try it is not possible to ever really make a dent in the problems facing this world.  I know that by giving Gavin my kidney there is one less person waiting … Continue reading

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Sisters of the Heart

I have two biological sisters, but I have many sisters of the heart.  Sisters of the heart are girls or women that I love as much as a sister.  They may not be related by blood but they share a … Continue reading

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Their History is OUR History

I am old enough to remember the Hiraldo Rivera expose on Wildwood State Institution.  I remember my horror at the conditions that these children and adults with disabilities were living in.  In College I wrote a term paper on deinstitutionalization … Continue reading

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Unspeakable Truths

There are many unspeakable things I learn about as part of my job.  I mean, literally I can’t talk about them.  We learn many confidential things about families and the children we place in these families and as a professional … Continue reading

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Starting to Get Real

I always dreamed of being able to spend winters in a warmer, sunnier place.   After all, Bellingham, Washington is the number one city with the least sunshine…largely because it is dark, cloudy and dreary all winter (read October to … Continue reading

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