Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I finally did it… I told my mom and one of my brothers about starting this blog. I felt like, while I’m telling my story, they’re a big part of it; I didn’t want to talk about anything that would make someone uncomfortable. My dad wasn’t home when I spoke to them, so I can’t wait to grab a minute alone with him as well. While I certainly wouldn’t hide this blog from my other siblings, I feel like they’re all just not old enough to understand the specifics of what I’m writing about, so I don’t need to have a long talk with them just yet.
Now that I’ve opened up to my family about my blog, I know that I’m not going to tell all of my extended family and friends about it… They’ve all been through at least one placement with us, so they know the stories already anyway. Plus, this blog was intended as a way to help others learn about foster care, to help prepare families that are becoming foster families, and to be a source of camaraderie for bio kids and other foster parents who are already working with the foster care system.
I have noticed that I still don’t have a lot of blog views, and that’s alright… I’m just starting out. But I hope that as people do read through my posts, they’ll take a minute to share the blog or an individual post. You never know who will be interested in reading or learning about a topic like foster care unless you make the effort to share information.
Do you want to know about something specific? Do you have a question about foster care? Let me know in the comments or through the contact page!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.