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Fostering Blog

 
August 3, 2020
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Reunification Hero

Celebrated in June each year, the American Bar Association recognizes “Reunification Heroes” in observance of National Reunification Month. These heroes demonstrate a compassion and perseverance to […]
June 1, 2020
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How Are the Children Video Series

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 […]
April 29, 2020
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To Brighten Your Day

We can all positively affect another person's life. Now, more than ever. Fostering Great Ideas salutes our 100 mentors who develop meaningful relationships with youth in foster care. We share 4 bright stories from April.
March 18, 2020

Loving Through Uncertainty

As we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, let's also practice social CONNECTING with individuals who need us. Take a moment to call your sibling or an old friend. Call someone who lives isolated or alone. Check on your neighbor. Find an opportunity to reach out to someone.
September 29, 2019

The Middle Space: Getting Unstuck and Starting the Foster Parent Process

Somewhere in between an initial interest in foster care and committing to become a foster parent, is a middle space. In our talks with people, we’ve […]
September 5, 2019

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

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 […]
July 8, 2019

Overwhelmed and Overjoyed! (Neva’s story part 2)

In the beginning I was scared they would be upset, coming from foster families that had both parents in the home. I felt they would not like coming back to me and having to share my attention. I was wrong...
June 28, 2019

Why This Mom Matters (Neva’s story part 1)

On August 4, 2018, my children were removed from my home and placed into foster care. My children were 5 and 6 years old; they had never been away from home...
May 30, 2019

Graduation Milestones in Foster Care

"Milestones are important because the past has dictated that at any given time, I can lose everything. I'm alone and have to make survival a priority."
April 6, 2019

Always Worth It

We live in a world obsessed with a happy ending. It makes sense. Most people have stress in their lives from family problems, work struggles, or […]
February 7, 2019

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 […]
January 6, 2019

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 […]
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