"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break." -Chinese Proverb


PRIDE....we are done

we survived 9 sessions of PRIDE training......we get our certificate......will it make us better parents? maybe.....did it change my view on anything? no, not that I'm perfection, but I already had ideas around loss suffered, open adoptions and other things that we discussed.....was it a waste of my time? NO.....I met some geat people that I hope to see more of.....do I think there are HUGE flaws in our Child Welfare System? ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!! And the people working there, who claim to be empathic and sympathic are sometimes the biggest hypocrites around. They are suppose to be the front line workers, they are suppose to protect these children with a mandate to keep families intact and it was the same workers who were disrespectful to their clients, talking about them and overgeneralizing them as druggies and alcholics with mental health issues...they don't know my son's story and I resent that they lump his mom in with the others (and if she's not the stereotype, that means that there are many others who also don't fit the stereotype)...the only worker that I found to be respectful of all parties involved was (thankfully) our case worker, her presentations were amazing and I loved how respectful she was while talking about sensitive and delicate topics.....I'm so glad it's done and over with.....and now we just wait for a call.....


  1. Was right there with ya, sista! Hope your wait is short. :)

  2. :) yours to my friend.