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Fostering Blog

 
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 6, 2022

Stories of Connection

Stories of Connection: Bringing people together is the joy of our work. “What I love about Fostering Great Ideas is that we focus on relationships.”
March 21, 2022

Think Outside the Box: How We Can Work Together to Advocate Better

What I love about Fostering Great Ideas, is the focus is not on outcomes but on relationships. As each program was developed, our care and attention […]
March 10, 2022

Successful Reunification Begins with Support

The national average for family reunification is 49%. Families who are separated experience devastating and traumatic loss – this leaves a lifelong impact on each person […]
March 10, 2022

Why Supporting Moms Matters

Dena and Moms Matter help moms thrive, and bring their kids home My journey as a Peer Support Specialist into the world of Social Services was […]
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 27, 2021

I Could Never Foster: Dismantling the Myth

As foster parents, we often encounter others – family, friends and even strangers – who tell us “I could never foster.” Certainly many current foster parents, […]
December 27, 2021

15 Things that Foster Parents Love About Fostering

There are many benefits to being a foster family. The experiences shared with children who come in and out of our lives for just a season […]
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