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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...

Adoption:: One Year Later

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Before becoming a foster and then adoptive parent, I never realized how often I would feel conflicted about my kids' milestones. That the same event could bring profound happiness as well as deep sadness. November 11, 2017 is forever...
November is national adoption month! Hearing the gavel bang announcing a new, permanent family member is one of the most exciting sounds we’ve heard. It can take years for an adoption to be finalized and many families, including a few...
My husband and I entered the journey of foster care with the hopes of adopting someday, but little did we know that we would adopt five kids in less than five years of being licensed foster parents. Needless to...

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Staycations in Milwaukee, WI | Local Hotels + Resorts Grown-Ups will...

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Winter is a great time to take a staycation! Hotel rates are low and a staycation is a great way to get out of...