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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 last year, the brother and sister […]
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 […]
September 20, 2020
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Join Us Now for the Great Big Give-a-Thon

Join us as we broadcast this live event into the comfort of your own space. The evening will offer giveaways, prizes, entertainment, and compelling stories. Learn how we continue to restore hope to children in foster care, and how YOU can support the great work of Fostering Great Ideas. This is our only major fundraiser in 2020.
August 21, 2020
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Simple Tips for Being a Great Parent While Working From Home

Fostering kids is one of the most rewarding things you can take on, but it also comes with its challenges. Add in the fact that you’re […]
August 20, 2020
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Empowering Advocacy in Your Foster Home

We are born advocates. From the first time we cry, we are advocating for ourselves. From that point on we learn how to ask for help […]
August 14, 2020
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What Does Having a Foster Care “Village” Really Mean?

I got a ding on my phone and it was that familiar number from placement. “We have a baby girl who is currently in the NICU. […]
August 5, 2020
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The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart

I’m tired.  And I know you are, too. Tired of quarantining, wearing masks, sanitizing, and social distancing. Tired of the news. Tired of bad news and […]
August 3, 2020
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Reunification Hero

Celebrated in June each year, the American Bar Association recognizes “Reunification Heroes” in observance of National Reunification Month. These heroes demonstrate a compassion and perseverance to […]
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 […]
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