May is National Foster Care Month – 5 Ways to Help Without Becoming a Foster Parent Today

May is National Foster Care Month and a simple slogan conveys a profound mission:  “Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families.” I admire those families that provide care to the over 400,000 children in the foster care system. Foster families have answered the call to not only provide care for kids with nowhere else to go, but to … [Read more…]

Why Did My Birth Mom Give Me Up?

Most of the assignments I give my oldest son have to do with household chores – helping with pouring milk for dinner or putting laundry away.  I caught Yosef off-guard with a recent request – one that I’d been thinking about for a while. “Yosef, I want you to make a list for me.  Write … [Read more…]