Welcome to A Fostered Love. My name is Mia and you are witnessing a life-long dream coming to fruition. The heart behind A Fostered Love is to provide tangible tools and resources to help the adoption and foster care community. This dream was birthed out of my experience as a child who "grew up" in foster care, was adopted and then went on to become a licensed social worker.
This blog was created because I realized I had a unique perspective in this community. Not only did I walk through my own experience as an adoptee, but I went through therapy and focused on healing. I eventually went to school to become a licensed social worker, who learned all about trauma and how it effects the body. I used what I learned in the field to help children and teens navigate their own stories to help facilitate their lifelong journey to healing. I took a break from being a therapist and found out shortly after that I was pregnant. This brief space gave me the opportunity to focus solely on raising my daughter and focusing on married and home life. During my hiatus I couldn’t shake this feeling that all my experiences and education needed to be shared with others in the hopes that it brings healing and much needed resources to this community.
I currently work full-time as a case manager for children in foster care and again I see a lack of resources that so many families need to help navigate the unique community that foster care and adoption is. Hopefully, this can be a sort of hub to link you to stories, resources and more. Cheers to doing the hard work, whether you are working on your own healing, providing the space for others to heal, or you are curious to learn more about the adoption community—I welcome you.
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