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I'm Thorn. My partner Lee (black, Christian) and I (white, atheist) are foster/adoptive parents in the Midwest, and Lee is also an adoptee. Our daughter Mara moved in with us in October 2010 in a pre-adoptive foster placement and was adopted at age 4 in November 2011.
Rowan is a teenager who stayed with us periodically through late 2009 and 2010, adopted by his foster mom in 2011 but still a part of our lives. Colton is a teenager from another state who was matched with us but decided against adoption, also someone we consider part of our extended family. Siblings Val (5) and Alex (4) came to us as a foster placement in September 2011 and went home in February 2012.
Nia, age 6, moved to us from a foster home that was closing in June 2012. She has an out-of-state relative who is currently being considered as her best option for prompt permanency.
This is a part of our stories.
Email me: motherissues at gmail dot com