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April 5, 2021

Saying Goodbye in Foster Care Doesn’t Get Easier

I’m no stranger to goodbyes. We have had twenty kids come through our home through foster care in the last three years. Each of them we […]
February 15, 2021

Making Room for Foster Care

An Interview with Room at the Table Author Justin Vaughn I was recently out to eat for breakfast with my family, and a sign on the […]
February 12, 2021

Can I Say “No” to a Foster Care Placement?

There are lots of questions when raising tiny humans. How are we ever sure we are making the right choice when we have no crystal ball […]
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 […]
January 7, 2021

A Foster Parent’s Ode to a Great CASA

If you’re a foster parent, or have considered fostering, chances are you have heard of children in care being appointed a CASA/GAL (court appointed special advocate […]
January 7, 2021

What it Really Takes to Be a Great Foster Parent

Probably the single most obvious & consistent thing that could be said about foster parenting is that it’s hard. There’s not a foster parent around who […]
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 […]
November 18, 2020

Put Your Brave On: Helping Children Say Goodbye to a Foster Sibling

Like many grandparents, Rhonda was initially worried about the impact that foster care might have on her beloved granddaughter, Avery. When her daughter and son-in-law decided […]
November 10, 2020

Hindsight as a Foster Parent: What I Thought I Knew and What I Learned Along the Way

Being a lifelong learner is something I value highly; so, identifying things I thought I knew and have since realized I didn’t, or how I’ve changed […]
November 10, 2020

Why (Meaningful) Education is So Important for Foster Parents!

I’ve often heard the statistic referenced that says, “50% of foster parents will no longer be active within one year of their initial licensing.” As we […]
November 10, 2020

Fostering the Family: Why Relationships Matter During a Pandemic

The year 2020 started out like many New Years past. We were all anticipating what this new year would bring; as a foster family, we were […]
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