Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I thought I would stick with my topic from last night and talk about siblings a little more.
As much as placing siblings in the same foster home is the goal for CPS, sometimes that goal is unattainable. As I said last night, with larger sibling groups especially, it can be difficult to find a foster home that has room for all of the children. So sometimes siblings are separated between foster homes.
In my family, four of my siblings have biological siblings living elsewhere. Some were adopted by other foster families, while some were actually taken by their biological fathers (these were half-siblings who had different fathers). While the twins are still too young to even know what adoption is (or that they were adopted), my brother and sister know their stories. They know that they used to have other siblings, and while they may not entirely remember living with those siblings, they like to hear stories once in a while and talk about them.
On my end, it's sometimes weird to think about how my brothers and sisters once had these completely different lives and other families. Even though it's not a secret to anyone, and we can all talk openly about everything, it's still weird to think about. My family is made up of people from so many backgrounds and different walks of life... It's really incredible when you think about it.
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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.