Foster parenting is hard. Especially when you lose friends and family. I was one of those friends.
A story about renewed faith in recovery and my newest colleague who is changing views of child welfare.
Ezra and Lain: The real boys behind Elam's story. With permission, I am excited to share with you the true children behind the "story".
UPDATE. THE NAMES OF THE FAMILY ARE BEING CHANGED TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL NAMES OF THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME. Introducing Ezra (Elam), his brother Lain (Josh), and their new parents Marcy and Ed Fisher (Mary and Tom). Ezra on his first night home with his new parents, exhausted from long days and long... Continue Reading →
Part Two of Elam's Story, the boy who lived in a child welfare agency. Elam's brother is home, and it's time to help them renovate a larger house!
It's been a few months of blog silence but it's time to regroup and speak to you all again. Thank you for your patience with my silence, the holidays/work/family took precedence for a while. The caseloads for the child welfare caseworkers in my agency have been overwhelming the past few months. While we've remained steady... Continue Reading →
In 2012, healthcare professionals wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioids. Enough to medicate every adult in the united states, around the clock for a month. The United States accounts for 4.9% of the world's population. Yet, we consume 80% of the world's opiates and 99 % of the world's hydrocodone. It's time to fight back. And... Continue Reading →