Best best BEST part of license application so far is the Caregiver Core Training class. It is awesome! Shout out to teachers El-Freda and Luann. I love you both. They made us laugh, cry, try harder, think beyond our own conventional reason, and get nervous diarrhea too. Here are a couple moments that were especially meaningful to me.
“My baby mama was on meth. I was on meth. I prayed to God, ‘please, please make my baby girl ok. I will turn my life around, Lord. I will do anything.’ I took my baby and held her and protected her. But she needed to be taken away from me, and taken to a safe place. My world came crashing down.”
– Biological parent guest speaker in our CCT class
He is sober, responsible, living a life of Faith, and raising his beautiful, healthy daughter.
“I thought if we talked about it, it would make it a big deal or uncomfortable. We wanted him to think we didn’t consider it an issue, that we didn’t see a difference. I didn’t realize not talking about race makes it seem like it is ‘wrong, something to be ashamed of, and/or not important.’ Now I realize that talking about race differences is critical to bonding with my child and critical to his identity development.”
-Foster parent of a child who is a different race than the other family members