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Fostering Blog

 
February 1, 2021

Want to Affect Change in 2021? Here’s A Simple Yet Effective Way to Spread Some Light

There are a variety of ways to help others in need. We know that everyone can’t serve as a foster parent, but everyone can do something. […]
January 28, 2021

Meet Melissa, A Care2Foster Ambassador Who is Changing Children’s Lives

Two words guide every step that Melissa takes: faith and family.  I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Melissa, and she is one of the […]
December 3, 2020

The Holidays Bring Mixed Emotions For Foster Families

The holidays are approaching quickly, and I’ve been caught off guard with an odd mix of emotions. At this time two years ago, the brother and […]
July 10, 2020
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It’s the One-Year Mark with our Foster Daughter, and I’m Filled with Emotion

Today marks exactly one year that our precious foster daughter has been with us. 365 days. She is 18 months old. That means she has lived […]
June 29, 2020
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Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

Foster parents need to walk a lot of tightropes. One of the most challenging is striking a healthy balance between loving hard and letting go. While […]
June 24, 2020
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Getting Too Attached in Foster Care: I’m No Longer Worried

Countless people have said to me, “I could never foster because I’d become too attached.” I understand many different reasons for not fostering, but honestly I […]
May 27, 2020
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Fostering Offers Flexibility in Age and Gender Preference (But I Don’t Foster Babies Because They Are Cute and Easy)

The decision to become a foster family is never easy. The idea can seem overwhelming when you hear about aspects of providing care that will be […]
April 24, 2020

The Foster Care System Isn’t Perfect, and Neither Am I

As a relatively new foster parent, I’ve tried to learn everything I can about the child welfare system, the various court hearings and timelines for each, […]
April 23, 2020

Stepping Forward with Compassion, Rather than Standing Back in Judgement

As adults, we all have to strike a balance between opposing forces: work and personal lives, time for ourselves and time for our children and our […]
March 25, 2020

Handling a Pandemic as a Foster Parent: I Just Left the Grocery Store in Tears

I need to stay connected with other people. As an extreme extrovert, it’s always been a huge part of who I am and how I function. […]
March 18, 2020

Sharing Memories with Parents Makes Childhood Milestones That Much Sweeter

A few months ago, the sweet baby girl we are currently fostering took her first two steps. It was several weeks before her first birthday, and […]
March 18, 2020

Fostering During These Unprecedented and Uncertain Times

Let me start by saying by the time I write this and it gets proofread and posted, it already will be out of date. Every aspect […]
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