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Warnings for New Foster Parents

By Jill Rippy The system is broken because humans manage it; don’t use this as an excuse to quit. You knew it was broken way before its attempt to break you. Your calling doesn’t end just because it gets too hard. Being a team player is...

Vacation on the Cheap

By: Jill Rippy Foster parents tell me quite often they cannot afford to take their family on vacation. Yes, my dear. Yes, you can. Spend your money on making memories and giving your foster children memories rather than things. Every kid deserves to...

She’s Worth It

Guest Author: Sarah Michaels I don’t think I could ever accurately find the words to sum up this picture. It’s pure joy and complete pain all in one. This is my beautiful foster daughter. And let’s be real, when you agree to take in a 17 year old...

Travel on a Budget: Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Remember the family resort in the original Dirty Dancing? Remember the beautiful, scenery, family activities and secret dirty dancing rendezvous nights? Having watched it on repeat in my pre-teen years, to this day, I love that cheesy movie. ...

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