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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 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

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 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

Foster care is not forever. Children and youth can and do return home to their families. In fact this is the most common outcome. 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “Foster care is not forever. Children and youth can and do return home to their families. In fact, this is the most common outcome.⁠ ⁠ Check…”

Foster care is not forever. Children and youth can and do return home to their families. In fact this is the most common outcome. 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent…

The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last. 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad #thisisfostercare #quotes…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes’s Instagram photo: “The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.⁠ ⁠ Check out more tons more adoption & foster…”

The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last. 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad #thisisfostercare #quotes…

Love you all the time. Alisa Matheson Adoptive Mom 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad #thisisfostercare #quotes #quote #quoteoftheday #quotestoliveby…

Love you all the time. Alisa Matheson Adoptive Mom 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad #thisisfostercare #quotes #quote #quoteoftheday #quotestoliveby…

Mistakes. We are 100% allowed to make them. As humans. As adoptees. As adoptive parents. I did. I have. I will in the future. Our mistakes water our growth. - Kira Kirabug 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “Mistakes. We are 100% allowed to make them. As humans. As adoptees. As adoptive parents. I did. I have. I will in the future. Our mistakes…”

Mistakes. We are 100% allowed to make them. As humans. As adoptees. As adoptive parents. I did. I have. I will in the future. Our mistakes water our growth. - Kira Kirabug 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering…

Adoption starts and ends with trauma. No perfect adoptive family can fix that. What you can do is learn from us. Talk to your child talk to a therapist take education courses that are not taught or developed by adoption professionals but instead feature birthparent and adoptee voices or trusted adoptive parent voices. - CLAIRE HUDSON PROJECT DAWN Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes’s Instagram photo: “Adoption starts and ends with trauma. No “perfect” adoptive family can fix that. What you can do is learn from us. Talk to your child, talk…”

Adoption starts and ends with trauma. No perfect adoptive family can fix that. What you can do is learn from us. Talk to your child talk to a therapist take education courses that are not taught or developed by adoption professionals but instead feature birthparent and adoptee voices or trusted adoptive parent voices. - CLAIRE HUDSON PROJECT DAWN Check out more tons more adoption & foster care quotes from all sides of the triad on the website. Link in BIO. #ADOPTION #adoptioniscomplex…

Adoptee rights are everyones rights and they deserve to be protected. -DaShanne Stokes 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad #thisisfostercare #quotes #quote… Foster Care Adoption, Foster To Adopt, Foster Family, Foster Mom, Adoption Stories, Adoptive Parents, Attachment Parenting, Foster Parenting, Trauma

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “Adoptee rights are everyone’s rights, and they deserve to be protected. -DaShanne Stokes⁠ ⁠ Check out more tons more adoption & foster care…”

Adoptee rights are everyones rights and they deserve to be protected. -DaShanne Stokes 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad #thisisfostercare #quotes #quote…

If there ever comes a day when we cant be together keep me in your heart. Ill stay there forever. -Winnie The Pooh 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad… Adoption Quotes, Adoption Stories, Foster Care Adoption, Foster To Adopt, Foster Family, Foster Mom, Cant Be Together, Adoptive Parents, Attachment Parenting

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever. -Winnie The Pooh⁠ ⁠ Check out more…”

If there ever comes a day when we cant be together keep me in your heart. Ill stay there forever. -Winnie The Pooh 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad…

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears. Ellen Goodman 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad… Adoption Quotes, Adoption Stories, Foster Care Adoption, Foster To Adopt, Foster Family, Foster Mom, Adoptive Parents, Attachment Parenting, Foster Parenting

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears. – Ellen Goodman⁠ ⁠ Check out more tons more…”

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears. Ellen Goodman 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 #adoptionstories #adoptionstory #foster #fostercare #fostering #fostertoadopt #fostermom #fosterlife #fosterparent #fosterdad…

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Deal with the Cause, Not the Symptom - Tiny Buddha

"Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom." ~Ashleigh Warner⠀

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Preparation, education and support for your foster care adoption journey, from a single adoptive mom, all with adoptees and former foster youth in mind. #fostercare #adoption #lifebook #fosterparent #adoptiveparent #adoptive