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Adoption

What The CAS Doesn’t Tell You

I've received a few nasty comments over the last little while in response to a video I posted about the pay Foster Parent's receive. This is my response, and alot…
Adoption

Foster Care Parent Pay & Reimbursements

Yesterday I showed you how much it cost for us to become approved for adoption (Adopt-Ready) in Ontario, Canada. Today I'm discussing the pay and reimbursements we received as Foster…
Adoption

Family First with Wendy’s!

This post brought to you by Wendy’s. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Welcome To The Zoo. Children in foster care "aren't someone else's responsibility, they are…
Adoption

What is Kinship Care?

It was a Monday afternoon.  My daughter was home from school, sick with the last of a strep infection.  I was getting as much work done as I could while…
Achimok

About A Girl

Her name was Tammy, and she was about 12 when I met her. We were in the same class at school and took to one another quickly at the beginning…
Adoption

Osteology and the Study of Garbage Bags

Little known fact about me:  I love bones.  Mostly human bones, but I also enjoy animal skeletons. One time in university we had a guest speaker that our Osteology prof…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE – Week 5

This past week was our "panel week", instead of what is scheduled as Week #5 in the PRIDEbook.  We had several guests: a kinship-care mom, an adoptive mom, and a…
Adoption

True Religion

We had an amazing Christmas. Surrounded by family, enjoying good company, good food and LOTS of gifts, we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, we sang carols at church, and we…