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Today we went to the Foster Family Picnic for the last time, and were able to say good bye to some of the wonderful people who have impacted our lives over the past eighteen years! We had a really nice time there, although after the fun in the sun, I'm exhausted!
The Foster Family Picnic isn't some huge, crazy gathering that lasts all day and all night. It's a simple picnic where food is grilled, people mingle, and you get the family out of the house for a few hours. It may not seem like much, but it's just such a nice feeling to look around and know that you're around families just like yours. Sure, you don't know how many bio kids they have, or how many foster kids, or who's already been adopted. But you know that there's a mix of kids all over the place, and that there are families made up of all these different kids, just like your family. Last year, we had a foster child with us, this year we didn't. All of those other families change just like mine does. And it's just such a safe feeling to know that you're all in the same boat.
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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.