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.

Alisa Matheson:  Founder & CEO of Attempting Agape
Many foster and adopted adults speak with pain about the missing pieces of their history and have chunks of their lives they cannot remember because they were young when they happened. Imagine a picture of someone that gets cut off at the knees. This is what it feels like not to have or to discuss your history. Adoptees end up with a floating or numb sensation with no past history or roots. I should know. Adopted children often have secret thoughts about why they were adopted. Many believe…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “Many foster and adopted adults speak with pain about the missing pieces of their history and have chunks of their lives they cannot…”

Many foster and adopted adults speak with pain about the missing pieces of their history and have chunks of their lives they cannot remember because they were young when they happened. Imagine a picture of someone that gets cut off at the knees. This is what it feels like not to have or to discuss your history. Adoptees end up with a floating or numb sensation with no past history or roots. I should know. Adopted children often have secret thoughts about why they were adopted. Many believe…

Every adopted child has two mothers. The birthmother was and always will be the childs first mother no one can take that away from her. And the pain of the disconnection can sometimes be tempered with the hope of a meaningful reconnection. Nancy Verrier 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…

Foster Care & Adoption Quotes on Instagram: “Every adopted child has two mothers. The birthmother was and always will be the child’s first mother – no one can take that away from her.…”

Every adopted child has two mothers. The birthmother was and always will be the childs first mother no one can take that away from her. And the pain of the disconnection can sometimes be tempered with the hope of a meaningful reconnection. Nancy Verrier 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

There are people who leave an indelible mark on your soul an input that can never be erased. Broyles on the TV Show Fringe 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 (@attemptingagape) posted on Instagram • Oct 27, 2020 at 5:55pm UTC

There are people who leave an indelible mark on your soul an input that can never be erased. Broyles on the TV Show Fringe 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…

Tips for the friends, family, and community of foster parents, for new placements and when kids leave. Help support your friends and family who foster. **Foster parents - share with your networks so they can support you!! #fostercare #friendswhofoster #fostermom #fosterdad #thisisfostercare

Friends Who Foster: How to Help

Tips for the friends, family, and community of foster parents, for new placements and when kids leave. Help support your friends and family who foster. **Foster parents - share with your networks so they can support you!! #fostercare #friendswhofoster #fostermom #fosterdad #thisisfostercare

Use Facebook, Shutterfly, and Google to connect with birth family, country, and culture post-adoption, in open, semi-open, and closed adoptions. #adoption #contactagreement #adopt #openadoption #semiopenadoption #closedadoption #adopting #adoptivemom #adoptivedad #adoptiveparents @adoptimist @aaiaustin @adoptionmedia @adoptingthesinglemamalife

Using Technology to Connect with Birth Family and Culture

Use Facebook, Shutterfly, and Google to connect with birth family, country, and culture post-adoption, in open, semi-open, and closed adoptions. #adoption #contactagreement #adopt #openadoption #semiopenadoption #closedadoption #adopting #adoptivemom #adoptivedad #adoptiveparents @adoptimist @aaiaustin @adoptionmedia @adoptingthesinglemamalife

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…

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…

*** 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

*** 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…