Santa Clara County Strike

For the first time in 40 years, county of Santa Clara employees have gone on strike. The 12,000 county employees in the striking union include hospital and social workers, and employees in parks, law enforcement, and libraries. Given that social workers are part of the strike, I'm not yet sure how this will impact little... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Dorian is hitting Eastern Florida now. Almost, two years to the day that Hurricane Irma did major damage to the same area. Two years ago I was supposed to be in Florida picking up my daughter but Irma blew in and all flights to Jacksonville, FL were cancelled. There was no way I could... Continue Reading →

5 Months by the Numbers

5 months ago today I got a call about a little baby boy that was two days old and needed to be picked up at the hospital. With no hesitation at all, I said yes and a few hours later I was walking out of the hospital with an emergency foster placement who was so... Continue Reading →

Rollover vs. Refund

The private adoption match is incredibly exciting. I remember my first one like it was yesterday.  I knew I'd be getting a call in the afternoon about if I was selected by the birthmom and I couldn't focus at work. At 1pm, I was so anxious that my sister suggested I go home and relax... Continue Reading →

Two Great Podcasts About Foster to Adopt

A friend told me about these two podcasts that her friends, Matty and Jillian, did regarding their foster to adopt journey. More stories like this need to be shared because there are so many misconceptions about the foster to adopt process. Matty and Jillian so accurately describe the pain, the ups and downs, and the... Continue Reading →

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