Category Archives: Adoption & Fostering

Foster Milestones: what he calls us, how he views us

over the last 2 weeks, I’ve noticed a few things about K: being defensive of Evie, he said “you be nice to my sister!!” he asked me, when I was tucking him into bed, if I would lay with him … Continue reading

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A Drive-in Christmas Party

This weekend, we had an amazing opportunity that really restores my faith in humanity. We attended the Christmas Spectacular at New Life Church in Renton, WA. They invited foster families and other adoptive-families from the Seattle area to celebrate Christmas. … Continue reading

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The Weekly Reporter: my new Newsletter

Last weekend, Evie was talking to K (our new foster brother) about his “birthday party” on Halloween night. (his birthday isn’t REALLY on Halloween; he just likes to imagine it so.) They got busy making posters and hanging them up … Continue reading

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Conversations: maybe this foster thing isn’t so bad after all…

E: you know, I think having foster siblings isn’t so bad after all A: yeah, I kind of like our family being a circus E: now our family is as crazy as Ellie & Elliott’s family! A: yeah. I used … Continue reading

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Reflections on Fostering: One Month in

Roughly speaking, it’s been one month since K&J have been placed with us. And the question I keep getting asked (mostly from others, but a lot to myself, as well!) is: what’s it like? what have you learned? How have … Continue reading

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Foster Thoughts: Babies are really, super selfish

I’m sure I had thoughts like this when Abbey and Evie were babies, but it’s just different when there are FOUR KIDS and just one of them is DEMANDING ALL OF YOUR ATTENTION, ALL THE TIME! (these all caps should … Continue reading

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Foster Kid quotes: “this sign says I love you and want to stay here forever’”

He exaggerates with sayings like stuff like this a lot, so I don’t take it too literally. But I still think it’s very touching

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Fostering Milestones: Attachment

So many thoughts about being a Foster Dad! And I really want to get them down here, too… It’s just that there’s SO LITTLE TIME. I know that’s trite, as a parent, to say your life is “busy”… of course … Continue reading

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A Milestone in the Knorthwest Kniffin Family: we welcome 2 children into the family!

Last Saturday was a landmark day for us. For (almost) as long as Cyn & I have known each other, we knew we wanted to be foster parents. After 12 years of marriage, and 14 years of knowing each other, … Continue reading

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Landmarks: We Become Foster Parents

When Cyn & I met, we quickly established (well before deciding to get married) that we thought adoption was something we both aspired to. “2 biological children, and two adopted children” was more or less our vision. As time went … Continue reading

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