Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
If anyone read my post from yesterday, you may have noticed that my mom commented on what I wrote about respite care. She took some time to clarify what I was writing about so that everyone reading the post would fully understand respite care.
My mom started off her comment by saying that she knows that all of these posts are in my opinion, but that she wanted to clarify what I was talking about. I was grateful to my mom for jumping in, because she obviously knows a great deal about foster care after being a foster parent for eighteen years. I know that she reads my posts every night, and it's really helpful to have her insight on what I'm writing.
I just wanted to make it known to all of my readers that everything I write is only my opinion. I do my best to provide facts about foster care so that I can inform others about what my family and so many other families do every day. I want to let people know about the ins and outs, the ups and downs, the joys and challenges that we face as a foster family, and hopefully encourage other people to look into becoming foster parents as well. Just yesterday, my mom was talking to a young woman who wanted information on becoming a foster mother, because she and her husband were really interested in taking the first step to beginning their own foster care journey. My mom pointed her to my blog, and I hope that I have been able to give her some insight from my perspective on foster care. However, I hope that everyone really does understand that everything I write is my own perspective, and that if you are interested in becoming a foster parent, you would contact your local state foster care agency for more factual information.
I'm always happy to answer questions as to how I feel about certain situations or to give my perspective on something specific that has happened over the years. You can use the comment box below any post or the Contact page to ask me about anything foster care or adoption related, and I would be happy to give you my opinion on the matter. And of course, I know that my mom will always be willing to pass along information as well if I ask her about something!
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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.