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Fostering Blog

 
September 9, 2019

A Mom’s Reflections on Her Daughter’s Time in Foster Care

Dhestiny’s daughter Ava was placed in foster care for seven months. It was the worst time of her life. She wrote this letter to the foster […]
September 6, 2019

3 Things Every Foster Family Should Know About Relationships with Bio Family

Navigating relationships with your foster kiddos bio family is important. We hear this repeatedly in our trainings and from our case workers, but sometimes it still […]
September 5, 2019

Life in Limbo: an interactive workshop about living in foster care.

Experience Life in Limbo® An interactive role-play workshop about what it’s like to be in foster care Have you ever wondered what it would be like […]
August 29, 2019

Who Are The Children in SC Foster Care?

Approximately one in every 10 foster children has been the victim of physical abuse, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau. There’s the […]
August 26, 2019

Foster Mom Brain: Safety Tips to Prevent My Biggest Parenting Fear

Foster care has brought a lot of kids into our home. So many in fact, that we went out and bought a minivan (a story for […]
August 26, 2019

When Your Spouse Wants to Foster

Navigating the Challenges of Marriage as Foster and Adoptive Parents Parenting is a lot of work- adoptive and foster parenting is A LOT of work. How […]
August 25, 2019

The Challenges Can’t Compare to the Beauty of Raising a Child of a Different Race

Every family is beautiful. Every family has a story. These are stories of two families that are raising children of a different race. This isn’t uncommon […]
August 22, 2019

Love You from Right Here: A Keepsake Book for Children in Foster Care| Written by Jamie Sandefer

I love children’s books. Through them, I discovered a love for reading, and I now enjoy experiencing them with my two daughters who are both emerging […]
August 13, 2019

SC Foster Home Fire Inspections

“It feels impossible to become a licensed foster home in South Carolina.” Have you ever heard someone say that before? Have you said that? It’s normal […]
August 7, 2019

The Best Cheat Sheet For Finding Support as a Foster Parent

When I first began fostering, I didn’t understand why other foster parents introduced themselves using their names and the number of kids who have lived with […]
August 7, 2019

Foster Parent: When You’re Tired, Hear These Words

A Commissioning for Local Foster Care, Adapted from Sarah Bessey‘s Commissioning Prayer Stand now, head up, you are loved, remember? You are loved, and you are […]
August 7, 2019

What is Respite? The Easiest Way to Ease Into Foster Parenting

If you are considering becoming licensed for foster care, offering respite to current foster families can be a great way to ease yourself in slowly, while […]
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