Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

The Beauty of Instead

We didn’t get “congratulations.” Instead they said, “oh, I could never do that. I’d get too attached.” We did it anyway. We didn’t get to have a baby shower. Instead, we spent nine months practicing CPR on a plastic doll and trying to find the exact right fire extinguisher in...
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Post-Placement Mom Grief

I don’t remember anyone talking about this in my foster parenting training classes. I don’t remember it from any of the recommended books. But I do remember feeling acutely and desperately guilty once I received a placement… for missing out on my child’s first years. In 2016, my husband and...
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Meet Our Team: Al

Al Moore is the father of three, and happily married. He and his wife have two adult daughters and a son who died at the age of 5. He has three biological grandchildren and a foster grandchild. His youngest daughter and son-in-law are foster parents and he enjoys partnering with...
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The Struggle to Connect

Alright, pull up a chair and I’ll tell you a little story. Imagine that you have just spent the morning wandering the aisles of Hobby Lobby and you finally make it back to the aisles that are lined with picture frames. As you browse the different sizes and styles you...
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My Adoption Story

It all started when my caseworker planned a visit with my (adoptive) parents. Of course, I was really scared but my brother was fine- he’s the brave one out of us two. A cab came to pick us up to have a weekend visit with them. At first it was...
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