By Leah Susi I have worked at Monroe Harding for two years now and last week I got to go and experience my first adoption ceremony. I always get so excited when we have adoptions. While the journey in foster care for many can be long, hard and tiring, at the end of...

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The Myth of the Perfect Foster Parent

      Seven years. Seven long years. This is the average amount of time it takes for most people to make the decision to become foster parents. When I ask families to pinpoint when they first considered becoming foster parents, the response usually isn’t easily...

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The Birth Parent Connection

by Monica Beere As a Foster Parent Recruiter, one of the most common questions that I hear from potential foster families is ‘will I be interacting with the birth parents?’ Maybe you have similar apprehensions as you consider whether or not to open your home to a...

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Fostering Miracles – Once Upon a Time

By Cheyanne Shatto Hello Lovelies, IM BACK!! Well, I actually never left but I did that thing that moms do and becoming completely consumed with my daughter’s schedule and life. Oh yeah, I left you all hanging on the fact that we were getting a 12-year-old … it’s a...

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Parenthood: 6 Tips for Good Parenting

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. ~ Sue Atkins Parenting can be the most humbling and gratifying experience that one can have but no one ever said it is easy. It definitely has its ups and downs even in this age of modern conveniences...

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Fostering Miracles: Getting Started

Getting Started Hey there! Thanks for following along. I left off with us starting our journey with Monroe Harding. Once we decided Monroe Harding was the place for us, the paperwork began. One of the biggest things I need to stress is yes there is a lot of paper work...

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Fostering Miracles – The Big Sign

The Big Sign Welcome back! In my last post, I finished with my PCOS diagnosis and how that affected my chances of having children. Fast forward a few years to dating and I mean like actually dating (looking for a husband). I never told anyone this, but PCOS did affect...

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Fostering Miracles – So It Begins

So it Begins Hey there! First let me say welcome to my blog, Fostering Miracles. If you’re reading this you probably have an interest in foster care, adoption, or finding out how loony I really am. Any reason is okay really. My name is Cheyanne Shatto, I live in...

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