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Fostering Blog

 
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 […]
November 30, 2018

Our Journey to Foster Care

By guest blogger and foster mom, Brooke Blake Our journey to foster care didn’t officially begin until October of 2017. My husband, Brandon, and I mulled […]
October 22, 2018

Kids Desire Present over Perfect Parents

By guest blogger Jonathon Sampson There’s this nasty idea going around that foster parents are special, amazing, incredible people who’ve got it all figured out and […]
September 7, 2018

Families Don’t Have to Match: But, Transracial Adoption isn’t Simple to Navigate

By Andrea Schroder It was Friday, which meant beach day for our family. It’s one of our favorite times of the week to unwind, soak up […]
September 4, 2018

From Broken to Unbreakable

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. […]
July 17, 2018

In the Trenches –What Fostering Taught Me I Didn’t Know

For many years I didn’t think foster care was a viable option for me. I was stuck in the same place as many, many people I […]
July 17, 2018

Hope Woford Shares Her United Way Story

Hope lived in foster care. Her experiences led her to help others who are struggling. Through her work at Fostering Great Ideas, she encourages youth in […]
June 7, 2018

One local nonprofit views life in foster care through a child’s eyes

[This article was originally published in the Greenville Journal on June 6, 2018 ] Written By Melody Wright   Scared. Alone. Confused. Removed from the certainty […]
May 17, 2018

It All Adds Up – A Short Lesson In Multiplication And Geometry.

Give a few hours a week and it multiplies a hundred times over. Who remembers geometry? fondly? Two random points on a graph; connect them, and […]
April 18, 2018

Sisters Forever

Our daughter, Hanna, was separated from her sister, Kacie, in foster care. They have lived apart for many years. When Hanna was placed with us for […]
February 9, 2018

Greenville Women Giving sheds light on foster care in the Upstate

[This article was originally published in the Greenville Journal on Feb 8, 2018 ] Written By Sara Pearce.   Five times a year, Greenville Women Giving hosts […]
January 30, 2018

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