I’m not talking about labeling your sock drawer here! When you get involved in the foster care system you will soon realize that the children in your home will more than likely have some kind of label. Some get labeled with ADHD or Attachment Disorder. I know that there is a big debate out there(…)
About Gregg Murphy
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Mike and Heather are amazing parents to 4 biological Kids and one child adopted in an international adoption. They are wonderful parents as well as good friends to us. We are looking forward to hearing all about their journey through international adoption. We will be talking with them soon!
Yelling is a common thing that I think a lot of families struggle with. I hadn’t thought about it much before we started as foster parents. I am pretty sure yelling happens in a lot of houses. My wife and I have yelled at each other sometimes. Not too much, but more than I would(…)
I decided to write about this after reading a really cool blog by a former foster child. You can check her blog out here. Fair warning, there is some pretty “colorful” language on the site. She talks about all of the things that nobody taught her. So I thought I would give some ideas(…)
4 Ways to make bedtime a really positive part of your child’s day, and one that you should never do.
Bedtime is probably my favorite part of being a foster parent. There are some really great things about bedtime that I love. Here are 4 ways to make bedtime a really positive part of your foster or adoptive child’s day, and one thing you should never do. Many children do not like to go to(…)
What the heck does that mean, and what does it have to do with Foster Care? I know you probably don’t have to ask that question, but I did! So I am going to answer it here. developmental age (DA)[divel′əpmen′təl]an expression of a child’s maturational progress stated in age and determined by standardized measurements, as(…)
So you have been through the state mandated classes and you have had your home study, and now you are ready for your first foster child. While your waiting here are 5 things you can do to make your home foster kid friendly. 1. Keep some food available for your new foster kiddos. I know(…)
As foster parents we bring children into our home who have been mistreated, abused, ignored, and sometimes abandoned. We bring our foster kids to church with us and it is awesome to see that people are interested in them. There have been lots of people who have spent time with our kids, babysat them, hugged(…)
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 This verse from the bible has alway stood out to me. There is a lot of debate in the world today(…)