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I’m Meghan. I grew up in Ohio, came of age in Arizona and am now raising a family in Pennsylvania. I’m a freelance writer and essayist, a stay-at-home mom to my five-year-old son, and a foster parent. I’m told I am too organized and too sarcastic for my own good but I don’t see how either is possible.


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That time I poured my heart out to 250 strangers.

Posted on May 27, 2016

Last fall, I received an invitation to give opening remarks to kick off the Adoption and Foster Family Coalition’s annual conference this month in Albany. I almost said no. Truthfully, I wanted to...


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Your Questions: Part 2

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This is the second part of a series in which I answer reader questions about caring for our four-year-old foster son, BlueJay. Click here to read Part 1, and feel free to comment...


Your Questions: Part 1

Posted on May 5 by

Readers often email me, send me messages or leave comments with specific questions about the foster care system or how Mike and I handled certain aspects of life as foster...



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The night before Easter, I knelt on the rug in the middle of my basement, and I cried. In front of me sat an Easter basket I had just filled with candy and small toys. One basket...