I was asked to participate in an online discussion panel with Transfiguring Adoption, which develops media resources that nurture growth in foster & adoptive families. This discussion was called Thriving During the Summer and discussed things to do during those summer months when our kiddos are home 24/7. A useful discussion for all parents, not just foster-adopt. Please… Continue reading Thriving in Summer
08/15/2009: I’m worried about this situation. I’m worried that with Ruth and David back together, they’ll try and get Paige back. I’m worried David will visit Paige, fall in love with her – how could he not?! – and want her back despite Ruth’s threats. On the other hand, I’m worried they’ll fall off… Continue reading Chapter 19 – Conversations With A Convict
July 30, 2009: God, what have we gotten ourselves into? Will there be layer upon layer of problems we have yet to delve into, or is this the extent of it? I never thought of a genetic disorder, only issues from drugs, which I foolishly thought would resolve over time. Can I do this? ?… Continue reading Chapter 18 – Descending Into Appointment Hell
I call Carole immediately after meeting with Anita. “I don’t know if Ruth took Dilantin while she was pregnant but I’ll certainly ask!” Email Message from Carole: I spoke with Ruth about taking anticonvulsant meds during her pregnancy with Paige. Ruth says she didn’t take any, but she did ask, in a somewhat irritated manner, why… Continue reading Chapter 17 – Oh Shit, What Now??? (part 2)
CHAPTER 17 OH SHIT, WHAT NOW? 07/19/2009: Found out Ruth took 3 mg or more of Klonopin from David’s stash when she was pregnant with Paige. Klonopin shouldn’t be taken during pregnancy… Paige’s case moves from Family Reunification to Adoptions after Ruth and David refuse services. Anita Michaels is assigned to our case. She is… Continue reading Chapter 17 – Oh Shit, What Now???