I have found myself promising to write good motivating blog posts often lately and not seeming to get them done. I always have some idea brewing, but never the time to sit down and do it on paper.
Last night's trip to the lake was fun. Mike and Kari did most of the work, and Bart and I sat a lot, and the kids had fun. Sounds like a good time to me. ;-) I'll post some of my 145 pictures later. See? More promises.
I am going to be writing an article within the next couple weeks for a national magazine directed at foster parent's about how adoption IS a different commitment than foster care and promising kids "you can stay here as long as you like." I'm wanting it to be edgy but not overwhelmingly so. I realize there may be some situations where not adopting a teenager in foster care is a best, but I am a believer that kids who want an adoptive family should have one and that foster parents who are saying "we won't adopt but we'll keep you here and love you" is not very fair on the part of foster parents.
What are your thoughts? You can disagree with me and I promise to be kinda fairly open minded. Maybe. :-) jk, as my kids would say.