Part of the decade hiatus I took from recording was related to the intense and rewarding process of becoming certified to foster-adopt in California. I do my best to keep details of my daughter's story for her disclose or not, but my own experience is fair game. 

Some people are interested in fostering children, others would also like to adopt. Everyone will come across children and families affected by the foster system, and there's so much misinformation, victim-blaming, and scapegoating that make an already difficult daily life harder than necessary for all involved.

The links here are for any of those described above, and are included because I've found them personally helpful. 

TLC Child & Family Services - Sonoma county non-profit serving children and families in Northern California. 

Open Adoption - Listen to a podcast about research on open adoption

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew - This book is a MUST READ for adoptive parents AND family members. 

Articles on foster/adoption specific issues:


Ceremonies for foster adoptive events and daily life:

 

 

 

 

 

upcoming shows

Previous events

Flatbed Music Festival COUCH CONCERT

LIVE STREAM CONCERT, Sebastopol

The Flatbed Music Festival has been postponed until September 11-13 due to the pandemic, of course. In the meantime, live stream "couch concerts" are offered Fridays at 7pm. Dave and I will be featured on April 17th!

Nov30

KJB & the Acoustic Brethren

Gypsy Cafe, 162 N Main St, Sebastopol, CA

Dave and I are back for a set, and will be joined by some of his music students with an incredible band, The Sanctions.   

free

Aug19

KJB & Dave at the Gypsy Cafe

Gypsy Cafe, 162 N Main St, Sebastopol, CA

I think Dave will bring the lovely electric again...

free

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