Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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I’ve been discussing the current situation that we are in with my two-year-old foster sister, and I thought I would continue on with this line of writing. After speaking about my own feelings in this case, I thought that it only seemed right to discuss the position that my little sister is in.
My little sister is at an age where she really has no idea what is going on, or why she suddenly started living with my family. She was placed with us two months before her second birthday, so she didn’t understand anything at that time. Now, she understands that she gets picked up each week to go for a visit with her mother, and then she comes back to our house.
It has been really good for my little sister to see her mother each week because she really enjoys having that time to see her mom. She often asks when she will see her mom (since she’s too little to understand the days of the week) and always tells us that she had a good time on her visits.
At the same time, she is always very excited to come back “home” to my house. She tells the driver just how much fun she has playing with my little sisters, and what fun we have when we do special things on the weekends or something like that.
It’s a difficult position for such a little child to be in, especially when she was put into this position by no fault of her own. I can only hope that going through this whole situation will make her stronger as she grows older, no matter where she ends up living permanently.
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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.