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Why this blog?

We wanted a place to document this journey of raising Luke.  In a recent training for foster care workers, we were challenged to start early in preparing children for adulthood.  It got my mind to thinking of all the things that I want to do with Luke and teach him.  The training was 6 hours long and I only had one piece of blank paper.  So, I began to brainstorm some ideas.  (Click the image below to see the list)

Brainstorm list of ideas

Brainstorm list of ideas

This blog is intended to be a place to organize each of these activities and allow others to comment on their experiences with similar activities.


My wife and I received word earlier this week (Feb 27) that we have been awarded  Legal Custody of Luke.  We are both so happy about this.  We have cared for him since he was 3 days old when we picked him up from the hospital.

Tammy and I have been foster parents for four years.  During that time, we have cared for 19 children in our home.  On one end of the spectrum, we had one little fellow for about eight hours (he had wondered away from home).  On the other end of the spectrum, we have Luke for more than 2 years.

With Luke just celebrating his 2nd birthday a month ago, he has been with us .  We didn’t become foster parents to try to “get” a kid.  We (more to come…)

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