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Fostering Blog

 
July 14, 2022

Say Yes Again: Children Learn Compassion as Part of a Foster Family

Say Yes Again is the newest in a series of books by Rhonda Wagner for children in fostering families When Rhonda Wagner’s daughter and son-in-law decided […]
May 12, 2022

Foster Parenting isn’t a Solo Endeavor

It Takes a Village Community and Wrap Around Support Help Foster Parents Serve Children in Foster Care Well Meet Josh and Stephanie Sanders. Already a family […]
May 9, 2022

Is It Okay to Take a Break from Fostering?

Don’t feel guilty about needing a break. We really needed a break from active foster parenting. After three years, we were wiped out. We fostered four […]
May 9, 2022

Introducing Kids to Foster Care Through Story

One family’s journey through foster care and adoption Growing from a family of four to a family of six, and sharing the story with others to […]
April 14, 2022

Look for the Helpers

Recognizing Kindness and Innovation in Foster Care Professionals Reminds Us To Look for the Helpers Fred Rogers is quoted as saying, “When I was a boy […]
April 14, 2022

What is foster care respite? And why should I use it?

Many people who consider foster care are unsure if they can juggle the demands of a long-term foster placement. They have so many questions and concerns […]
March 3, 2022

The Foster Care Licensing Process May Feel Overwhelming

The foster care licensing process typically takes individuals or families 3-6 months to complete once they submit their application. The process is intensive and sometimes invasive. […]
March 1, 2022

Foster Parents Go to Great Lengths to Serve Children in Care

Traveling 100 Miles to Keep Siblings Connected Leads Foster Parents to Develop Friendships that Feel Like Family Today in South Carolina there are 3972 children in […]
February 2, 2022

Compassionate Care: Recognizing the Hard Work of Foster Care Case Workers

Meet Brittany! Brittany James, a Horry county Caseworker with the South Carolina Department of Social Services, has been named a Local Foster Care Innovator for acts […]
January 20, 2022

Foster Care Heroes: Going Above and Beyond for Teens in Foster Care

Today in South Carolina there are 4042 children in foster care. The problem feels overwhelming, unsolvable. How do we proactively provide resources and support to families so […]
December 17, 2021

A Fierce Advocate for All Children: One Foster Parent Makes Huge Community Impact

Meet December Local Foster Care Innovator, Christy! Through the Local Foster Care Innovator Award, Fostering Great Ideas recognizes individuals who are changing foster care in their […]
November 29, 2021

Acts of Kindness: Support and Friendship Make All the Difference for Foster Parents

Meet Local Foster Care Innovator, Emily   Fostering Great Ideas is thrilled to recognize individuals who are changing foster care in their communities through big and […]
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