Tightrope

Today, I had every foster/adoptive parent’s nightmare – getting a visit from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, because I had been accused of child abuse.┬áSomeone called the child abuse hotline to say that there was a child in my home in handcuffs and shackles. What they didn’t explain to the child abuse hotline wasContinue reading “Tightrope”

As Good As It Gets

Usually when I write, I try to come up with some kind of lesson, something I’m supposed to learn, some bigger picture reason for why things happen the way they happen. Today, though, I’m just amazingly angry. I just left T, my 10-year-old, at inpatient psychiatric care for the second time since November. It’s herContinue reading “As Good As It Gets”

Shadow Mountain

For all you very kind people who have been asking about my middle kiddo, T, here’s an update: Eight days ago, T, my 10-year-old who I have fostered, then adopted, for the last 3 1/2 years, was taken by several Tulsa Police Department officers to Shadow Mountain for inpatient psychiatric care. Many of you mayContinue reading “Shadow Mountain”