Who We Are

Sometimes chasing children around is like trying to herd chickens. Ironically enough, sometimes navigating foster care is like trying to herd chickens. Everyone runs around in all different directions while we just try and keep up! Alright folks, here it is. We are a blended family of huge proportions and an equally huge car. My husband Luke and I (Abigail) have six children. We have Seth (16) and Catlyn (15) from my husbands first marriage. We are also fostering to adopt a sibling group of 4 bio-siblings from foster care. They are Marcus (17), Sean (14) , Carl (9), and Mary (8). In addition we have 2 cats, 1 turtle, 2 fish and 2 hamsters that look suspiciously like mice to me! Our Honda Pilot can just barely fit everybody and our house is bursting at the seams. Nevertheless, we have a happy farm. Wait–did I say farm?! I meant family! Join us as we journey from foster-parenting into adopting our chickens

8 thoughts on “Who We Are

  1. Erin says:

    Abigail,

    My husband and I have adopted a sibling group of 5 from the foster are system this year. Your post detailed our struggle right now. Our middle child (N) has been raging for 3 days. Cabinet doors hanging on by hinges, holes in doors, shattered pictures and heirlooms, thrown chairs, gorging on food…the list continues. Thank you for opening up. For giving me hope. For letting us into your family for a small glimpse to know that we are not alone!

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    • Erin, you are NOT alone. I wish others shared their stories like this. I wish we had known more about trauma and extreme behaviors early on. Please feel free to email if there is anything specific I can help you with. It DOES get better and honestly, taking all 5 siblings is so amazing. That just warms my heart. Blessings to you and your family!

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  2. Miranda says:

    We just were just given temporary emergency custody of 3 little girls (full bio sibs) while we work out our fostering licensing since we were only half way through classes and do not have a home study! It was so nice to find your blog and be able to relate and hear it from someone else! Thank you for posting. It was nice to read about your family and learn some tips and learn some more about RAD. I am looking forward to more posts and reading the rest of what is already here. We are wanting to adopt them and I could not agree with your “picking” post. If we had bio kids that needed this much help, it would happen without second thought, and these girls deserve the same, no questions asked.

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    • Thank you for reading, Miranda. Best of luck with these 3. I’m so glad that the siblings get to be together in your home. Every story is different. I hope your story is amazing and filled with love and happiness.

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