Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sharing Info

As a foster/adoptive parent I often struggle with sharing my children's info with others. I want to be able to share my life like a typical parent, asking for advice and venting when frustrated. On the other hand I don't want to share too much info that I will regret it later (Oh, she's a drug baby...that's why she does that) or worry that I might be compromising a foster child's privacy.

I struggle with that here on the blog too. So sometimes big things are happening in my world and I'm not sure how to phrase it or how much to tell here. I want to share my experiences with the system to inform and to advocate......and to feel a sense of community. One of the hardest parts of being an "employee" of the system is not having the support and network of close "co-workers". At an office job it's often easy to relate the woes of a work day with someone over the cubicle.

So in a way having this blog and reading other foster/adoptive blogs is a lot like corporate "Knowledge Management" Knowledge management is described as “the process of capturing and sharing a community’s collective expertise to fulfill its mission.”

Thanks for stopping by my cubicle today.

Hey do you smell cake?


FosterMommy said...

i love this topic, but you post seems to have been posted prematurely - where's the rest? :)

Yondalla said...

I'm also wondering about the rest of the post!

I finally decided to have a second, private blog so that I could work out thoughts that seemed too sensitive for the public one.

Fostermama said...

Crap-o-la it cut off my post...will fix.

Ahauna said...

It's something I struggle with all the time...it concerns me putting Addy's info out there publicly and I hold back alot.