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This is a glimpse of our experience as foster parents. The good, the bad, the ugly - our story

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  • Birthdays.
    on Mar 6, 2010 in 5 months Brian Birthdays Milestones
    Today Sylvia turns 5 months, and Brian turns 26! We celebrated by going out and watching the MU vs. kU game - which didn't end up being much of a celebration. The jayhawks have to make up somehow for having such a lame mascot, so who can really bla...
  • Faking it.
    on Mar 5, 2010 in Mr. Popp kids joy Brian Jesus God Faking
    I liked this idea.When I read blogs it does usually seem a little like the fake side of the person writing. Like it's their happy side, or their clever side, or the 'who people think I should be' side. I try to be real on this blog. I try to be op...
  • How to Help.Some changes happening here at the blog.Thanks mostly to my wonderful and patient husband.I would like the blog to be more helpful than just sharing our experience as foster parents (although I'd really like that to be helpful too!). I'm working on...
  • Project 365 - Week 4
    on Mar 2, 2010 in Sylvia Project 365 Craft Popp
    A little late on the pictures this week - blogger was being weird and wouldn't let me post them on Sunday.We bought this exer-saucer for Sylvie (and the ten kids who will use it after her) and ever since I've been taking the toys off of it one by one...
  • Push-oversI got an e-mail today from our worker letting me know that she has changed our profile in the system so that intake can tell we are open for placements. I was wondering what act of God had kept our phone from ringing off the hook for the last week a...
  • Heart. Of. Stone.I have a heart of stone. I don't get attached. What? I don't shed tears over children leaving our home. Coming, going, what's the difference? Right? I was actually born without a limbic cortex. That's not true. I do have a limbic cortex.I am pa...
  • A beautiful mess.
    on Feb 26, 2010 in Popp Messes
    As I was vacuuming yesterday, I noticed something about my house that just didn't seem quite right. I went through the living room and the vacuum didn't pick up any cheerios or raisins. I didn't have to pick all the books up off the floor and put t...
  • God's Heart
    on Feb 25, 2010 in video Adoption Fostering Foster Care God
    Love this video. I am so excited for the day that we are able to adopt one (or more!) of our foster children. But until then we'll foster! Foster parenting definitely doesn't get the air time that adoption does, but it is so important. Children i...
  • In Confidence...I've gotten a few e-mails as of late about confidentiality and limits on the blog. This is a great question.Until fairly recently, the only people who read our blog were family and very close friends - people who knew our kids anyway. So I wasn't s...
  • A Letter for my Boy.
    on Feb 22, 2010 in X-Man goodbye God
    My Sweet Boy, You left last night, and it is just so quiet here. Sylvie and I don't fill up our home all by ourselves quite like you did. I already miss you, and everything reminds me of you. It seems there is a hole in my heart where you resided...
  • Project 365 - Week 3
    on Feb 21, 2010 in X-Man Sylvia Project 365
    From our pudding fun. At least I had fun fingerpainting.X-man giving Sissy hugs. Very sweet.Sylvie loves her Nana. Nana loves her Sylvie.Yes. I am eating quite possibly the world's largest scotcharoo.I looked into the living room to find Daddy da...
  • Good Lovin'
    on Feb 19, 2010 in X-Man Court move goodbye
    I got a phone call yesterday afternoon letting me know that the court has ordered for X-man to move. I was expecting this - what I wasn't expecting was the IMMEDIATELY that followed up that order. When I asked what immediately meant, my worker, in...
  • Court.
    on Feb 18, 2010 in X-Man Court visits
    X-man's court hearing is today. If you could send a prayer up, I'd really appreciate it. And so would he, he just doesn't know it yet. Mom canceled her visit this week - which was quite possibly the last time she would have ever seen X. I underst...
  • Paint? No, EAT!
    on Feb 18, 2010 in X-Man pudding activity food
    I thought X and I would have some fun finger painting. I was actually going to make these homemade finger paints...but then I opened our fridge and there was pudding in it! Lazy? No. The pudding would have gone bad otherwise.Anyway, I was very exci...
  • Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'
    on Feb 15, 2010
    I finally got Sylvia on video rolling over. She seems to be a bit camera shy. Anyway - here it is! Mostly for the grandma/grandpa, aunt/uncle types - as I'm aware this isn't quite as exciting for others as for her adoring parents. ha!
  • Project 365 - Week 2
    on Feb 14, 2010 in X-Man Sylvia Project 365 food
    Our pictures for the week....Happy Valentines Day from my Valentine - the Sylvie girl.This would be why we don't have a t.v. This t.v. was still up from when we hosted a superbowl party - and anytime it was on, Sylvia was glued to it! (Not to menti...
  • A Flexible Update
    on Feb 10, 2010
    To be sure - as a foster parent, you learn to be flexible. Like yesterday, when our worker called to let me know that she had sent me the phone number so that I could call in to participate in X-man's case plan meeting - in half an hour, and that hi...
  • Love and Forgiving.
    on Feb 10, 2010 in X-Man God visits
    I realize I just posted.I just dropped X-man off at his visit. For the first time since he's been with us (almost 6 months) I met his mother. They have been avoiding any contact between us and his parents for our safety. They wanted to keep us com...
  • Project 365 - Week 1
    on Feb 8, 2010 in X-Man Sylvia Project 365
    Week one of Project 365. I never claimed to be some prolific photographer...but I think this will be fun.Fairly typical X pic. He does this daily - sneaks into the pantry while I'm nursing Sylvie and eats whatever he can find - he's a stinker like...
  • Fostering QuestionsA woman who is currently taking foster care classes e-mailed me this question. With her permission I am posting it, just in case it may be helpful to someone else. I'm happy to answer any questions about fostering! Using my background in social wo...
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