Foster Care & Adoption

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A gathering place for quotes about foster care, adoption, grief, loss, joy, parenting and different ways to be family. Adoption, adoptive families, adoptive family, adoptee, adopted kids, adoptee, adoptive mom, adoptive dad, adoptive parent, adoptive parents, birth mom, birth parent, first parent, foster family, foster care, foster mom, foster dad, foster care, foster carer, foster youth, foster kids, quotes, foster alumni, mom, dad, parenting, attachment parenting, attachment, loss, trauma

Alisa Matheson:  Founder & CEO of Attempting Agape
*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

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*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

When I was a child I loved being adopted. I liked announcing it seeing how it made me special unknown different. Those very things would feel crippling decades later as I found they kept me from being able to connect with other people in ways that felt safe. I was special unknown different. -Anne Heffron Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney…

When I was a child I loved being adopted. I liked announcing it seeing how it made me special unknown different. Those very things would feel crippling decades later as I found they kept me from being able to connect with other people in ways that felt safe. I was special unknown different. -Anne Heffron Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney…

*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

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*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

What we have long known about adoption is that when we don't understand something fully and would rather look away from the hard parts we leave children especially those with complicated family structures with very few soft places to land. April Dinwoodie Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory…

What we have long known about adoption is that when we don't understand something fully and would rather look away from the hard parts we leave children especially those with complicated family structures with very few soft places to land. April Dinwoodie Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory…

*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

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*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

When I look around me the story reads one of two ways. Either loving kids is a joyous love-filled miracle that saves people or adoption and foster care rip families apart and should never happen. The truth is somewhere in the middle and no matter which narrative we listen to adoption and foster care are realities we have to wrestle with. Alisa Matheson (me) Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “When I look around me, the story reads one of two ways. Either loving kids is a joyous love-filled miracle that saves people or adoption…”

When I look around me the story reads one of two ways. Either loving kids is a joyous love-filled miracle that saves people or adoption and foster care rip families apart and should never happen. The truth is somewhere in the middle and no matter which narrative we listen to adoption and foster care are realities we have to wrestle with. Alisa Matheson (me) Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION…

*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

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*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

For the good of the generations after us lets get comfortable with being uncomfortable push some boundaries ask the hard questions embrace the complexities and challenge the current story told about adoption and foster care. Alisa Matheson (me) Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes (@attemptingagape) posted on Instagram • Oct 21, 2020 at 9:50pm UTC

For the good of the generations after us lets get comfortable with being uncomfortable push some boundaries ask the hard questions embrace the complexities and challenge the current story told about adoption and foster care. Alisa Matheson (me) Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard…

*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

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*** No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompasses all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fosteringsaveslives #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad

I can't think of any other human experience where the most complicated parts of our individual and collective existence live breathe and collide than adoption and foster care. - April Dinwoodie This is such truth! April thank you for summarizing the complexity so well. Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent #adoptions #adoptionstories…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes (@attemptingagape) posted on Instagram: “I can't think of any other human experience where the most complicated parts of our individual and collective existence live, breathe, and…” • Oct 20, 2020 at 7:20pm UTC

I can't think of any other human experience where the most complicated parts of our individual and collective existence live breathe and collide than adoption and foster care. - April Dinwoodie This is such truth! April thank you for summarizing the complexity so well. Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent #adoptions #adoptionstories…

---> No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompassess all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad #fosterparent

Adoption, Relinquishment is Complicated

---> No one quote sums up the experiences of all, and to put it clearly, adoption is COMPLEX and encompassess all the emotions, but check out the website for some quotes that rose to the top & share your favorites on the website. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad #fosterparent

Hi My name is Alisa Matheson and I am the Founder & CEO of Attempting Agape a labor of love 10 years in the making. Attempting Agape has grown as I have and I am proud to share my life of photography parenting and foster care advocacy. I love coffee deep conversations snuggles with my kid and justice on the street. I welcome you to share in my journey. Here is a peek into my world how I got here. My mission for Attempting Agape is to capture joy through photography and to team with all those…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “Hi 👋🏼⁠ ⁠ My name is Alisa Matheson and I am the Founder & CEO of Attempting Agape, a labor of love, 10 years in the making. ⁠ ⁠ Attempting…”

Hi My name is Alisa Matheson and I am the Founder & CEO of Attempting Agape a labor of love 10 years in the making. Attempting Agape has grown as I have and I am proud to share my life of photography parenting and foster care advocacy. I love coffee deep conversations snuggles with my kid and justice on the street. I welcome you to share in my journey. Here is a peek into my world how I got here. My mission for Attempting Agape is to capture joy through photography and to team with all those…

Foster parent debriefing is used to process the heartbreak and grief of foster care when a foster child placement moves and leaves your foster home. View link for a how-to! #fosterparenting #fostercare #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fostercareawareness #fostercarer #fostercaresystem #fostercareadoption #fostercareadventures #fostercareFAQs #newfosterparent #fostermom #fosterdad #grief #fostergrief Foster Family, Foster Mom, Foster Care System, Foster Care Adoption, Attachment Parenting, Foster Parenting, Grief, Being Used, Trauma

Grief and Debriefing for Foster Parents

Foster parent debriefing is used to process the heartbreak and grief of foster care when a foster child placement moves and leaves your foster home. View link for a how-to! #fosterparenting #fostercare #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fostercareawareness #fostercarer #fostercaresystem #fostercareadoption #fostercareadventures #fostercareFAQs #newfosterparent #fostermom #fosterdad #grief #fostergrief

The reality is that foster care and adoption only exist because families have been separated. And yet I know I adore my little family formed by adoption am amazed that I get to be a mom to this little person and cherish the time shared with my foster kids Its complicated.. - Alisa Matheson (me) Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes (@attemptingagape) posted on Instagram • Oct 18, 2020 at 5:15pm UTC

The reality is that foster care and adoption only exist because families have been separated. And yet I know I adore my little family formed by adoption am amazed that I get to be a mom to this little person and cherish the time shared with my foster kids Its complicated.. - Alisa Matheson (me) Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent…

Being a white parent to children of color today means you will have to double-down on being uncomfortable as well as being fully committed to preparing them for survival in a world that gets more complex by the minute. April Dinwoodie Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “Being a white parent to children of color today means you will have to double-down on being uncomfortable as well as being fully committed…”

Being a white parent to children of color today means you will have to double-down on being uncomfortable as well as being fully committed to preparing them for survival in a world that gets more complex by the minute. April Dinwoodie Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex #adoptions #adoptionjourney #hopefuladoptiveparent #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #adoptionishard…

Foster parent debriefing is used to process the heartbreak and grief of foster care when a foster child placement moves and leaves your foster home. View link for a how-to! #fosterparenting #fostercare #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fostercareawareness #fostercarer #fostercaresystem #fostercareadoption #fostercareadventures #fostercareFAQs #newfosterparent #fostermom #fosterdad #grief #fostergrief Foster Family, Foster Mom, Foster Care System, Foster Care Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Attachment Parenting, Foster Parenting, Grief, Trauma

Foster Parent Grief and Debriefing

Foster parent debriefing is used to process the heartbreak and grief of foster care when a foster child placement moves and leaves your foster home. View link for a how-to! #fosterparenting #fostercare #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fostercareawareness #fostercarer #fostercaresystem #fostercareadoption #fostercareadventures #fostercareFAQs #newfosterparent #fostermom #fosterdad #grief #fostergrief