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When Expectations Meet Reality

posted on June 16, 2021

When our expectations are unmet we find ourselves at a crossroads in our parenting. We can continue down the same road of frustration and chaos, or we can reexamine our expectations and lean into the hard places of parenting kids who have experienced trauma. We can shift our expecatations and perspectives in order to better love, serve, and guide our children in the right direction.… Read More

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Supporting Families

posted on May 18, 2021

Some adoptive, foster, and kinship families experience a lot of support at the beginning of their journey. But what most people don’t realize is that they need support throughout their parenting journey. Even when they take their 23rd placement or…… 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

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

Loneliness in Foster Care & Adoption

posted on February 8, 2021

Fortunately, I didn't have any friends telling me how horrible I am and what poor choices I made (I have really amazing friends and family), but I did feel incredibly lonely and isolated in the middle of a really hard season. In The Bible Recap podcast about this portion of Scripture, Tara Leigh-Cobble said, "It's hard to feel alone in your pain. But it's even harder to feel unknown in your pain." So while I didn't experience the mockery that Job experienced from his friends, I did experience the aloneness and unknownness of suddenly raising a teenager and pre-teen who have experienced trauma in my late twenties as a first-time parent.… Read More

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When Two Worlds Collide

posted on October 7, 2018

When I was a child, I wanted to be an airline pilot. I thought it would be the most romantic way to spend my days floating amongst the clouds. My dad traveled for work when I was a kid and…… Read More

I Get to Share my Mother’s Day

posted on May 10, 2015

Today is Mother’s Day. It’s the day we set aside to celebrate moms for all the hard work and loving attention they give to their children throughout the year. While it is a day of celebration and honor, it can…… Read More

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Fostering Hope Kicks Off January 18

posted on January 9, 2015

Fostering Hope is Tapestry’s support group for those involved in foster care. This group is open to anyone touched by foster care, including those who are fostering, fostering-to-adopt or are considering foster care or foster care adoption. We will meet at…… Read More

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Healing the Wounds of Relational Trauma

posted on December 11, 2014

I remember the first time I heard it said. It came out of nowhere during a conversation with an adult adoptee, and I recoiled as the words made their way to my heart. “There is no adoption without loss,” she…… Read More

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10 Ways to Support Kids in Foster Care

posted on September 5, 2014

Ask any foster parent the phrase they hear the most and it will likely be “I could never do what you do” or “I’d love to foster, but I could never give the kids back.”  While it is true that…… Read More


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