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    Who do you share your story of #Adoption and #FosterCare with? #Wanted #Chosen #Loved

    Hello #MightyINsighters how are you? Here is a question to ponder 💭 who do you share your story with and how much of your story do you share? Let me know in the comments and if you want feel free to create your own post with your story or any questions you have! #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth

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    #FosterCare #aunt #niece #Family #proudaunt #empath #Empathy

    I am in a weird place in general. I’m tired and I’m sad. I miss my family. I’m worried about them…consumed by my thoughts about them. Thoughts of them struggling and being afraid. It’s based on reality because I have heard all about the tears, the screaming, the anger, the fear, the frustration.

    Took me a while to realize…that it was because things weren’t going great. They’re not happy and I’m picking it up.

    Hence why I write to them when I can. I’m not legally family…I’m not their mother…all I can do…is be there.

    I never thought I would feel so helpless. But…to be honest…it feels good to get this off my chest. If you hide your feelings…they just grow and grow…until they consume your very soul.

    I’m a sensitive person…I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m just emotional. But I check the facts.

    I always try to check the facts.

    I already had my crying session. I feel better. Calmer. Now I will do my best to be an amazing aunt. The best I can be.

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    A face in the dark

    A warrior from within,

    Cries tears of sorrow

    "Warrior" by Ann Marie

    My niece is in foster care right now. I haven't seen or talked to her in a long time. I miss her, so very much. It's taking a while for her and her brother to come home. And they are naturally frustrated. Everytime I watch the "Do you want to build a snowman?" music video I cry a little.

    She just reminds me of Anna from Frozen.

    She was always there for me. Whenever I had a difficult time...she lifted me up with her hijinks and silly antics. Now she's going through a difficult time herself...and I don't know how to be there for her.

    I sent her mom some uplifting voice messages for my niece. Some music, some poetry. All this after a letter was already on its way to her mother. (I think I'm overdoing it xD).

    I'm sorry, I just miss those kids so damn much. (Why am I apologizing? xD).

    All in all, things are better health wise. I had my first treatment for Interstitial Cystitis. Heparin, it's called. It was a weird experience. A lot of relief afterward.

    I was happy about that.

    The pain was unrelenting and followed me wherever I went. I could barely get any writing done (insert sad face emoji).

    I just miss my niece. And I am worried about my other nieces and nephews. Some of them (not all) don't have the best home life. So I worry about their mental health. I want the best for them. I want them to all have a good life, full of promise and happiness.

    That's all I want.

    #Family #InterstitialCystitis #icwarrior #FosterCare

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    Welcome New #MightyINsighters !! I am so glad you are here! My name is Hilda Antje and I want to welcome you to my group! I am an adoptee and have also worked in foster care for three years. I am passionate about helping others connect and am always open to learning - please take a moment to introduce yourself and again welcome! #Adoption #FosterCare #insights

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    What topics or post ideas would you my #MightyINsighters like to see in #newyears2022

    What topics surrounding #Adoption #FosterCare would you like to see more of and why? Please let me know in the comments. Also what ways are there where we can grow our group? #CheckInWithMe #groups #Wanted #Chosen #Loved

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    How can we shed more light on the topic of #Adoption

    Hello #MightyINsighters How can we as a community lift up diverse voices in the world of #Adoption and #FosterCare I want this community to be supportive and a safe space for sharing the range of adoption and foster care stories. #CheckInWithMe #Wanted #Chosen #Loved #MentalHealth

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    Today marks 19 years since I was #adopted from #FosterCare Today I celebrate 🎉 #Family and love ❤️ What are your memories of your #AdoptionDay #Chosen #Wanted #Loved


    Loss and Gain, Hope and Pain

    Yesterday not long after midnight, my mother passed from this earth. It’s hitting me harder than I expected. I was placed in foster care at 9 and never placed back with her. As an adult I’ve visited her with my own family from time to time, a few times a year (I live a few hours away from her). My middle daughter and I spent a few hours with her at the end, I didn’t know if she knew we were there.
    Yesterday and today were a mess of phone calls and even this has been hard, because we can’t get her death certificate until they have more information (that I don’t have), so we can’t even make plans for a service or anything. It’s bringing back some things I’d rather forget.

    Two weeks ago my oldest daughter had her baby, a little boy. So there’s joy amongst the sadness. I was thinking that it always seems bad things happen with the good, that nothing can be just good. Then I think that just maybe, the good is there to take away a bit of the sting from the bad things.
    #ChronicPain #Depression #childabusesurvivor #FosterCare

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    Hi my #MightyTogether followers!!! I thought 💭 today about sharing my favorite journaling 📓 prompt! I don’t know about you but when I was in English or History classes I would always write more than what was expected 🙂 My favorite prompt ever is: “What experiences have shaped you into the person you are today?” I was 17 years old and writing my college admissions essay 🤓 It was an essay prompt where I first told my story about my #MentalHealth #PhysicalAbuseSurvivor and #FosterCare The first time I opened up to others, The first time I found my voice! Please share your favorite journal 📓 prompt! Remember you are a warrior! #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #SexualAssaultSurvivors