Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Do you know what happens when you ask a question? You get some amazing answers, especially when the question is addressed to your mom. Tonight, for example, I asked my mom for blog post ideas, and I ended up finding out about something that I never knew about before. I thought I would share that information here tonight.
With the arrival of summertime, we all know that vacations are going to be in full swing. Whether you're heading down the road to a friend's house, going across town to the community pool, or taking a road trip across state lines (be sure to read my post about going out of state with foster children), people are spending a lot of time in cars. And while we should always pay attention to safety first, you always want to be prepared just in case anything goes wrong.
Have you ever heard of a W.H.A.L.E. sticker? Don't worry, I hadn't heard about it until about twenty minutes ago. W.H.A.L.E. stands for "We Have A Little Emergency," and it's a kit of stickers that go on a child's car seat and on the car's windows. If there's a car accident and you can't give paramedics the information they need, these stickers can help them understand a little about the children in your car. From the child's name, to date of birth, to emergency contacts, if your child is too young to explain this important information, it is listed for the EMT or police officers to read. This is so helpful for all children, but I think it's especially important and helpful for foster children to have on their car seats.
My mom said that she had these stickers when we were younger. For all of our foster kids, she would list the contact information for the caseworker under emergency contact info. When you're traveling for vacation over the summer, especially when you're crossing state lines, you want all of your children to be taken care of and protected, whether they're your children for life or your temporary foster children. These stickers can help in case of an emergency, and they definitely seem like they're worth looking into before travelling this summer. If you click on the picture above, you'll be taken directly to The WHALE Program's website, where you can find out more information and get your own stickers.
It's almost July already, and I know that a lot of people are gearing up for road trips... Remember to be safe and have fun this summer, no matter where you're going! Whether you're having a stay-cation with day trips around your local area, or a big vacation somewhere across the country, the summer is the perfect season to enjoy quality family time with those you love. Enjoy every minute of 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.