Posts tagged Single Foster Parent
I'm Single, I'm 29 and I've had 23 Foster Kids.

My name is MK Hill. I’m a 29 year old single foster and adoptive mom living in Memphis, TN. I began my foster care journey 4 years ago after returning home from a year of living and working abroad in 11 different countries. Before that trip I had traveled to Guatemala over 20 times and even thought I would move there one day to work in a children’s home long term. I have always longed to open my home to vulnerable children and after encountering one woman in Memphis, my life was forever changed.

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Words From A Single Foster Mom

I had a hard abusive childhood and it was really dark and difficult to navigate by myself. As I grew up, I became committed to not letting others sit in that same kind of darkness by themselves. This is why I started fostering, because I wanted to help families become whole, healthy, and healed. I’m Shea, I am a life coach for people who have been touched by trauma, as well as a foster mom, a biological mom, and I am also a single parent. My biological daughter is thirteen years old and I have long-term placement of a 5 month old baby boy. I received my foster license in January 2018 and have had 10 kids in my home since then. 

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Loving With Purpose

Fostering children, on my own, became a passion of mine when I was in my early 20’s. I had been in a long-term relationship that I had poured my heart into, and it all come crashing down. When I lost my relationship, I lost who I was. After my relationship ended I knew it was time to start loving the right people. I have a very strong passion to love children, to love them with all my being, to shelter and to protect them.

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How Did I Decide To Become a Single Foster Mom? 

Not a day goes by without someone asking how I decided to be a foster mom.  Maybe it’s because I’m single, have a full time lawyer job, and have no biological kiddos.  Maybe it’s because it seems crazy to sign up for almost guaranteed grief and a life that is all but impossible to plan.  Whatever the reason for the question, it’s a good and important one. 

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