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National Adoption Day is here, and I'm as happy as my four-year-old wearing her favorite tutu! As I've said before, this is a day that I love more than my birthday; today is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness for...
I was born in South Korea and came to America when I was 4 months old. I know very little of those few months between my birth and adoption - just a small case file and one picture that...
Perhaps you’ve begun reading this even though your response to the title was that you couldn’t imagine you want to foster children at all, let alone a teen. Great! Stick with me! I am sure I can share with you why...
Cozy Stay-at-Home Wear Supports Milwaukee Area Families FAMILY. Now more than ever, we are reminded of how important family is, whether that family is by birth, choice or otherwise. We are spending a lot of time together lately and our...
I pictured a monumental, analytical space when I pictured the workings of the courtroom. Imagine my surprise when, upon entering the courtroom, it is a picture of the humanity in the face of foster care that is presented so...
Episode 5 - When Parents Open Their Hearts and Homes Foster Care is one of those BIG topics that is so multi-dimensional and complicated, but we sit down to chat with Charonne Ganiere, local mom and founder of OneHope27 about...
As an adoptive family, the media provides unexpected, unique challenges for us that other families might never notice. There are so many examples of words or situations in the media that could be hurtful to foster or adopted children...
“My little two are adopted from foster care…” This is a common phrase I utter. Lately, I’ve been questioning why I am so quick to tell people this deeply personal fact about my family. Would I tell strangers personal details...
When my parents told us they were training to become foster parents six years ago, not a single one of my sisters or I were surprised.  Our lives as part of the foster care system have been nothing short of...
Nine years ago my family and I jumped into foster care, completely ignorant to the reality of the children, the parents connected to them, and the complexities of those relationships. I viewed myself as a hero of sorts, who came in...

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Milwaukee is a foodie's dream for top brunch locations! While we all have our personal favorite brunch go-tos, there are so many amazing restaurants...