Posts tagged with: termination of parental rights

Two Years Ago today

I was one day into a six day long trial that would determine where my Sugar Biscuit would live. And not a day goes by that I’m not grateful that I never have to go through that again, and am... Read More


Headed to a termination trial this morning. It’s the first one I’ve attended since ours concluded in July 2012. I’m going to support a fellow foster mom. She’s a perfect example of faith and grace, ready to release her foster... Read More

Our Foster Parenting Story

*I had to write this letter for our lawyer when we hired him to intervene in our case, so he could get a sense of who we were. It is a pretty clear outline of what we went through, and... Read More

Termination of Parental Rights in Other States

Rebecca’s linked article got me thinking about something I’ve been mulling over for a while. Here is the legalese on what it takes to terminate parental rights in Texas. It seems, from doing my research, that Texas is a pretty tough state... Read More

Letter to Birth Mom, January 9, 2012

I found this letter to SB’s birth mom, dated last year, and thought I would share. It’s interesting to read it now that we are on the other side, knowing what I now know. So many of the sentiments mirror... Read More

One year later.

I’m thinking what a difference a year makes. Last year, we had six kids under our roof. Life was chaos, and two of our foster children were spinning out due to trauma and loss of control over their little lives.... Read More

Adopting from Foster Care 101

There are so many moving parts to an adoption, and I thought I’d share what I’ve learned through the adoption of The Brothers, along with Sugar Biscuit’s. I am probably going to have to come back and adjust this as... Read More

Recovery Period

Now that I’ve had some time to process everything that has gone on with Sugar Biscuit’s case, I’m now able to start getting angry. I spent so much time being compassionate and loving to his birth mother, partly because I... Read More