How Are the Children Video Series

How Are the Children? Foster Care Awareness

How Are the Children? We hosted a 4-part zoom discussion series and talked with real people about real issues in foster care. Find out how Fostering Great Ideas brings together families, children, and volunteers to build brighter futures. 1. Fostering During Uncertainty: Explore what children feel when entering foster care…

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Life in Limbo: an interactive workshop about living in foster care.

Life in Limbo by Fostering Great Ideas - participants experience life in foster care during this moving, interactive workshop

Experience Life in Limbo® An interactive role-play workshop about what it’s like to be in foster care Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a child in foster care? Or a foster parent? Or how a mom can lose her child to foster care. Life in…

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Human Trafficking and Foster Care

In 2014, Monica was 16 and living in a specialized foster care placement for sexually abused girls. Through our Life Support program, Monica received a volunteer mentor, Leslie. Over the course of a year, the two interacted weekly, and developed a trusting bond.   Monica left foster care in the…

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Fostering Great Ideas brings entrepreneurial spirit to improving the lives of children in foster care

[This article was originally published in the Greenville Journal on Jan 3, 2019 ] By Rebecca Howerton Last year in South Carolina, more than 4,500 children were in foster care due to abuse or neglect. Removed from familiar people and places, they experience real trauma. Constrained by a stressed system, even…

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From Broken to Unbreakable

Sister and brother together

Samantha (18) and Jake (16) have lived in foster care since 2013; between them, they’ve lived in 11 foster placements. Their experiences left them hopeless and broken. Then came Sib-Link. They began regular visits in 2016. At first, they barely talked to one another; not because they didn’t love each other,…

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