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He is for us and He is GOOD! If the creator of all things is good and for us...There is nothing than can stand between us and the mission He sets before us. Join us in our mission to help foster youth. A link to our Volunteer Application is on our bio page. #fosteringhopelosangeles #fhla

Have you ever seen a baby hedgehog? This little guy is all the way in Italy where his mom rejected him and a veterinary student is helping him grow strong and healthy. And his name? None other than Ricci!

It’s official! October 8th has been declared Find Foster Families Day in Minnesota! Big thanks to @julieoverbyeledy for making this happen!




#adoptionislove #adoptionislovefund #fostercare #findingfosterfamilies #grantingwishes #mnfostercare #mnnonprofit #mncharities

There are still tickets available for tomorrow night's event, Cocktails & Conversation, with @stgermainechildrenscharity, a fun evening with friends and the opportunity to hear about two of their grant recipients...including yours truly! Our Executive Director, Jeff Wiemann, will be speaking about our mission and how St. Germaine Children's Charity's support has helped us carry out our work in San Diego County. This is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded individuals in the community who support children in San Diego County. We hope to see you there - check out @stgermainechildrenscharity for ticket information.⠀

#stgermainechildrenscharity #stgermaine #sandiegononprofit #supportsandiego #giveback #communityawareness #communityoutreach #sandiegochildren #foster #fostercare #fosterfamily #sandiegofamilies #joinus

Newly uploaded YouTube video added to my Channel. How do you feel about misbehaving children? Are you more compassionate with the parents who clearly have a child struggling with some behavior issues? #fostercare #fosterparents #fosterparent #fosterparenting #fosterparentrocks #behaviorissues #PTSD #selfhealing #helpingothers #trulymke #selfhealingjourney #kimkardashian #cardib #selenagomez #justinbieber #youtuber #youtubers #vlog #vlogger #gay #gaylife #gayfosterparents #gayfosterdads

Love ♥️ = risk
What risk am I talking about?

With foster care you risk your “good” name. You put your property at risk for damage. You risk the safety of yourself and those around you. You risk your established family dynamics. You risk your schedule and your routine. You risk quality time ⏰ to yourself. You risk money 💵 . You risk loss. But with risk comes reward. Your reward is making a family whole. Your reward is showing a child the love ♥️ of God. Your reward is an lasting bond with a kid who’s world you may have changed. So is the risk worth the reward?

Empower a foster child by gifting them E.P. Worth. The comfort that comes from a stuffed animal can give a foster child the strength and confidence they need to transition to their new placement. #EpworthSTL is now offering two ways you can donate a stuffed animal to a foster child. Donate one to a foster child or order one for yourself and donate to a foster child. Every donation of an E.P. Worth teddy bear will include a convenient carry-all bag along with a hygiene pack. ⠀
Epworth.org #stuffedanimal #bear #teddybear #BBB #buildabear #comfort #transition #foster #fostercare #care #child #children #youth #teens #kids #empower #confidence #strength

Missing these foster kittens! #fostercare #kitten #spca #kittenfoster #kittens #spcarva #cute ❤️❤️❤️

Day 161: We talked about "mommy guilt" in the ECFE class today. It was so enlightening to listen to story after story of each mom trying to do the best that they knew how to do and working SO HARD to not feel guilty about their decision. Moms, putting extra guilt on ourselves that we "should" or "shouldn't" do something is silly. (I'm reminding myself here, too!) We have enough on our plates...you are doing a FANTASTIC job! 💕 Someone could ask me, "Sarah, what made you decide to stop nursing and bottle feed instead?" Well, when our youngest was 6 months old we started to help watch three additional small children so that their foster parents could have some much needed rest. We were hoping to eventually adopt these kids (months later we did!) and to have enough hands free to keep all of the small children safe, I made the decision to stop nursing and switch to bottles instead. 🍼🙌 I have no opinion whatsoever on whether a mom should or shouldn't nurse their child. I think that each mom should make decisions based on what works best for THEM, THEIR CHILD and THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES. ♥️ Also, in case you were wondering, I never once regretted my decision about switching to bottles. 💕 #fostercare #tosimplylovemore

Our CASA Informational Session is in two days!!! Sept. 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Come learn about CASA of Ventura County and how you can make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected court-dependent child. These are free informational presentations about our program and are not a pre-requisite for the training.
Please call us at (805) 389-3120 or email info@casaofventuracounty.org to RSVP and for the address.

For those of you that attended the 2018 Foster Care Summit and signed up to receive your copy of Reframing Foster Care, gifted from Child Hope, it is available for pick up tonight at the Child Hope Resource Center. .
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Come by between 5:30-7:30, grab your book and say hi!
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We are located at:
5217 Verdugo Way, Suite E
Camarillo, Ca 93012
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#inthistogether
www.ChildHopeServices.org
One heart. Many roles. Beautiful outcomes.
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#childhopeservices #2018fostercaresummit #bringinghope #support #encouragement #hope #fostercarecommunity #fostercare #fosterhome #fosterfamily #fosterkids #fosterparent #fostercareadoption #adoption #bethechange #differencemaker #worldchanger #changetheworld #forone

We can’t wait for this event! The Building Joy Gala 2018 fundraiser for Joy Meadows on November 10th. Buy your tickets now at www.joymeadows.org and join us! All proceeds go to our land purchase project. @joymeadowsfostercare #foster #fostercare #givejoy #kansas #philanthropy #nonprofit #fundraiser #joymeadowsfostercommunity #buildingjoygala2018

The love I have for this little girl is unmatched. She’s the sweetest, most caring, little creature that has ever walked into my heart. #love #silly #adorable #iphoneonly #fostercare #beauty #sohappy #instagood #picsoftheday #milwaukee #mylovebug

Celebrate the official launch of Foster Nest with us Friday, Oct 5th! This event is for ages 21+ and will serve as the celebration after the official launch event on September 25th. Foster Nest is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and interactive programs to diverse youth and young professionals who have been previously or are currently involved in foster, kinship or adoptive care systems. Whether you were adopted, in foster care or kinship care or you are just interested in learning about the foster care system, this is a great way to learn how to start being involved in a community that needs support from you, corporations, institutions, etc. Come celebrate with us on Oct 5th to learn more and enter in our raffle to win a prize! Follow our journey @fosternestinc RSVP for FREE entry at eventnoire.com, eventbrite.com or at FosterNest.org! #fosternest #mentorship #fostercare #motivational #support #Chicago #Illinois #empower #agingout #foster #inspirational #adoption #diverse #nonprofit #teens #leaders #fosteryouthempowerment #interactiveprograms #professionals #pledge #donate #volunteer #education #mentoring #fosterchild #fosterkids #fosteryouth #giveback #teach

Please join me next week for #TestimonyTuesday wherein Jameeka shares how God has transformed her life from having a parent who was formerly addicted to drugs and going through the foster care system to living her best life and fulfilling her wildest dreams!



Check www.farfromacurse.com for details if you want to be featured💙



#christian #christianblogger #christianity #christianlife #christianmom #christiangirl #christianmen #ManofGod #christianliving #christianwoman #faith #grace #truth #choosejoy #forgive #PositiveVibes #positivity #Positive #Godslove #God #GodlovesYou #Jesus #BibleVerse #testimony#GodVibesOnly #‬Jail #FosterCare #Cocaine #SetFree

Please join me next week for #TestimonyTuesday wherein Jameeka shares how God has transformed her life from having a parent who was formerly addicted to drugs and going through the foster care system to living her best life and fulfilling her wildest dreams!



Check www.farfromacurse.com for details if you want to be featured💙



#christian #christianblogger #christianity #christianlife #christianmom #christiangirl #christianmen #ManofGod #christianliving #christianwoman #faith #grace #truth #choosejoy #forgive #PositiveVibes #positivity #Positive #Godslove #God #GodlovesYou #Jesus #BibleVerse #testimony#GodVibesOnly #‬Jail #FosterCare #Cocaine #SetFree

You guys, anxiety is real.
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Especially when interacting with children with trauma.
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I talked about 10 ways I help my kids self regulate & calm down when they are dealing with big emotions in my stories (now in my highlights under ANXIETY).
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I got asked for a list of what I shared so I thought I would post it here in-case it helps someone else.
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I use something on this list daily , multiple times when the big kids are here-for my kiddos & honestly, sometimes for myself.
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I’m not too old for big emotions & I’ve had to learn to handle anxiety in a healthy way.
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It’s something that isn’t talked a lot about-but it’s a reality foster parents see in their homes all the time.
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I’ve found it’s so important to have a toolbox of ways to counter act it & to teach my children how to stop, be aware, & self-regulate.
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I’ve had to teach myself the same thing.
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We are not confined to our anxiety, & neither are our children.
It takes a lot of work, time, & intentionality, but it is possible to retrain our brains to regulate in a healthy way when anxiety or big emotions get triggered.
We’re over here still learning-but slowly improving.
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I hope these simple things help you do the same!❤️
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Edited to add: there is a place for medical intervention with anxiety& trauma & this is not at all intended to replace that. Sometimes our brains need medical help to regulate & that is perfectly acceptable!❤️
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#fostercare #bigemotions #anxiety #selfregulation #selfregulationskills #empoweredtogrow

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