Hello, I'm Laura!
Several years ago, I was in your shoes! I had the growing desire from a young age to be a foster parent, and I decided to finally put the desire into action. I was nervous and confused on how to get started. When the first call came in for a potential sibling set, I had to say no. It was hard. This "hard" was nothing compared to what I faced in the years to come.
My biggest struggle was finding a mentor, a partner, and someone I could turn to and ask questions. I attended an AWESOME support group once a month with foster parents, but that was swiftly taken away when COVID hit. I knew I wasn't the only one who needed support.
So that is why I am here today. Your partner. Your support. I'm here to provide practical advice that you can put into action right away as you navigate services, safety, and families. I will say the things no one wants to say and paint a realistic picture of foster parenting.
I am here for you, I can help you, and I will tell you the truth. I look forward to learning more about you, your "why", and how we can best serve the children and families in our care!
As some background about me:
I started my foster care journey in 2018. My husband and I typically welcome in babies to elementary-age kids. We foster two kids at a time (siblings) and are certified as a therapeutic foster home in California (meaning we have extra training for kids with a higher level of needs).
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Need more in-depth support? I'm here to help. Book a meeting and let's brainstorm some next steps.
I offer these chats for free for current foster parents seeking help and support.
There is so much more to share and explore together. If you are looking for more resources, please consider joining my Patreon for as little as $1/month.
I strive to continue to produce ad-free content and provide free chats to foster parents.
Additionally, I am currently working on a guidebook for new foster parents. As you probably know, there are costs associated with self-publishing, so your support will also help me achieve this goal.
Your support is very meaningful to me.
Thank you for your consideration!