Aww! Alana! I knew you had been a foster Mom because you had mentioned it here and there, but that really like painted the picture. YOU ARE AN ANGEL! You most definitely earned your Mom stripes a long time ago. I'm sure it's different, in the same way that it would be different to have a biological child and a step child, but it doesn't change the fact that you care for them and love them the same way. I would be offended too. I'm sure there are a lot of first time Moms who know nothing about babies or Mothering, but people should not be so quick to judge. Not everyone is "clueless" for lack of a better word. I was friends with a girl I went to high school with, who when she turned 18 she got custody of her 3 young nieces/nephews and I am sure she would LOVE this article. I think she probably felt the same way when she had her first baby (recently). You're going to be such a great Mom, because you already have been ;) xxx
Oh I love your post! I wanted to come back over and respond here so that I would know you would get it directly.I feel that foster parents just aren't thanked enough. Any type of parent is just as important as any other parent (step, parent, foster, adoptive etc). But I think people never give credit to them because of the fact that they just "foster" but that's not the case. Fostering is a wonderful relationship between child and parent. I think it also helps form that child. I was not in foster care but I have a friend who was and she always thanks her foster parents.And give me tips on potty training! You're a pro! So you may have easier tips than what we've done. hahaliz @ j for joiner
What a great post! You are definitely a mom through and through!
Alana you are AMAZING!! Seriously so selfless of a thing to do for another human being. I always hear stories of scary foster home experiences but I wish I heard more good ones!! I can only imagine your home was one children were happy to be in, one where they did feel loved and cared about. I am actually jealous that you have had these amazing experiences as it sounds like you are already all set for motherhood!! You are totally not a first time mom by any means. I never even though of it in that way and it's sad people even question it! Being a nanny (not close to as amazing as a foster parent) I totally feel like these are my own kiddos. I've been with them for 3 years and I love them so much they will never know!! You're Amazing, A!! xo
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVED this post, Alana! I just left a comment over there :) Love your heart!
The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)Have a nice day!www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com
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