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As of last fall, there were over 7,000 children in the foster care system in Kansas. Maybe this number shocks you, or maybe you've heard and read about the growing number of kids who need a safe place to...
I tell clients the adoption process is like getting on a roller coaster.  You can count on ups and downs.  So much of an adoption is out of the adoptive family’s control and can feel like getting on a...
My husband and I have been foster parents for over three years. In that time, more than 35 children have come through our home - some for a night, some for a year. In that time, we have learned...
Pool time and swimming is a vivid childhood memory. Every summer we took swimming lessons and spent summer days as a family at the pool. It was carefree, I have not one memory of worrying about my hair. I...
Life doesn't always turn out the way we planned - and when you have kids, the stakes are even higher. The following agencies offer support and services for moms and kids in the Wichita area. KCSL's free, anonymous Parent Helpline...
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You Gotta Have Faith

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Becoming a parent is one of, if not, the most important events in life. That is true if your child joins your family through pregnancy or adoption. Adoptive couples are faced with countless decisions on their journey to this...
By Megan S. Monsour, Attorney at Law Although most step-parent situations don’t rival poor Cinderella, many step-parents do maintain the “step” in their title. Then there are step-parents who, although not the biological parent, become the child’s mother or father and...
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A Forever Kind of Love

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On National Adoption Day thousands of children in foster care are adopted by their foster families.   I attended our local celebration at Exploration Place last November. There were hundreds of people – all gathered to celebrate something extraordinary for...
Are you expecting or plan to be expecting? Do you have a newborn? Then you will want to SAVE THE DATE for our next BLOOM Event: April 21st, 2018 The pregnancy and postpartum phases are some are the most joyful, exhausting...
We love and embrace our daughters' natural hair. As our confidence in hair care has increased yarn rope twist extension have become a staple style 1-2 times per year. We get as many compliments as we do questions about...
Most of us know the feeling of wanting something that we can’t afford. But what if money stood in the way of becoming a parent? I talk to many couples who have decided they want to pursue adoption who...
Curly hair is awesome! Our daughters have very curly hair with different hair care needs. We adore the versatility of their afro-textured hair and have learned to love the art of styling it. Learning by trial and error, we have...
I’ve recently become obsessed with Hamilton, the Broadway musical. I know, I know, I’m a little late to the party. Most of you have probably been singing along for two years now. If you aren’t, let me tell you,...
Frequently we are asked if we have contact with our daughters' biological families. When we explain the open status of London’s adoption, common responses are “That must be hard!” or “I don’t know if I could do that!” Although...

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Things to Do in Wichita | JULY 2020

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Things to Do in Wichita this Month - July 2020 No matter the season, there are always fun things to in Wichita with kids (and...