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Goodbye

posted on May 10, 2021

It’s been more than a decade since we said goodbye to him, yet I remember it like it was yesterday. We met in the parking lot of the CPS office. We’d known the day was coming for weeks, yet we… Read More

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Interview with Zae Romeo

posted on May 7, 2021

You are in for a real treat with this interview. Former foster youth and current performer on The Voice sits down with Tapestry Executive Director Kayla North for an interview. Zae shares with us how he ended up on The… Read More

Navigating Relationships with Biological Family: A Conversation with Kayla & Ryan North

posted on April 22, 2021

Kayla North, Tapestry,'s Executive Director and her husband, Ryan talk with us today about navigating relationships with biological family. They are experienced adoptive parents and former foster parents who have built and maintained relationships with their children's biological family. Listen, enjoy, and learn from this experienced couple! Read More

Never Say Never When Searching for Birth Family

posted on April 19, 2021

I thought I’d never find them--the paternal side of my birth family, that is. Retha and Mike, my parents through adoption, shared what they knew. I still remember sitting with them at about age two on the couch made of tiny french green knots. Without a doubt, in the era of closed adoptions, they were miles ahead in openness. “Your birth father was an executive at GM and your birth mother was his secretary.” Read More

7 Ways to Love Biological Families

posted on April 12, 2021

When we choose to foster or adopt, we are choosing to honor, respect, and love our children's biological families. In doing so, we show the love of Christ to biological families in simple, tangible ways. This not only shows them love, it also includes them in the raising of their children, offering them the opportunity to have a relationship with their children. Read More

3 Helpful Books for Understanding Trauma

posted on April 5, 2021

When it comes to trauma, we can never be too informed as foster and adoptive parents. Reading books about trauma can help us to frame our children's behavior and struggles in a new way. It helps us approach them with compassion and kindness because we have a better understanding of where they have been and how that impacts their brains and behaviors. Read More

Trauma Impacts the Whole Family: An Interview with Lisa Qualls

posted on March 29, 2021

In this interview, Lisa Qualls, writer of The Connected Parent and at One Thankful Mom, shares how trauma has impacted her and her family. In this interview, Lisa shares ways that she has experienced trauma as a birth mom, ways her family has experienced trauma because of adoption, and how she has experienced hope and healing through it all. Read More

Trauma & Felt Safety

posted on March 16, 2021

Even after years of being in our homes, children may still not feel safe, even though we know that they are safe. We as parents know that we will protect our children at all costs, making sure they have food, shelter, and safety. However, children who have experienced trauma come from a place where their needs were not met. They still may not feel safe. Read More

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Redemption in Secondary Trauma

posted on March 8, 2021

This blog was written by Karly Pancake and originally appeared on her blog, Foster Truth. In the last couple of weeks, my prayer journal has been filled with equal amounts of grief and gratitude. One night, I go to bed… Read More

My Part in Parenting

posted on March 1, 2021

Ever feel like a failure at parenting? I have. I’ve parented “well” until I am exhausted from parenting. And still, she reacts In inappropriate ways. Read More


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