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Fostering Blog

 
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 […]
August 7, 2019

A Letter to Foster Parents from a Mom After Reunification

I am a (bio) mom. I lost my kid to the foster care system. It was heartbreaking and terrible. Here’s what I want all foster parents […]
August 6, 2019

Unique Foster Families

There is a huge need for more loving foster homes; 1900 in South Carolina alone. Care2Foster believes that any family that can care for traumatized children […]
July 30, 2019

Waiting for the Phone to Ring (And Wondering What Will Happen Next)

As I’m waiting for the phone to ring, I’m filled with such a mix of emotions: eagerness, anxiety, excitement, impatience, all-out fear. When we find ourselves […]
July 29, 2019

What You Really Should Know About Kids in Fostering Families

Let’s just be real. We love our kids and we want them to thrive, but we don’t have a crystal ball. We don’t know what is […]
July 23, 2019

I am a REAL mom

Don’t you want a child of your own? It will be so different. Permanent. Don’t you want to be real mom? You’re so good at it. […]
July 23, 2019

What Makes a Great Foster Parent

Super heroes. Angels. Saints. One of the things we hear most often as foster parents is “oh, I could never do that!” But they don’t hand […]
July 16, 2019

Feeling Inadequate as a Foster Parent, Until I Realize I’m Not

Yesterday was a rough day of fostering. The baby wouldn’t sleep in her crib, staying asleep in my arms but suddenly awake when laid in her […]
July 16, 2019

Do You Feel Alone in Foster Care? I Do!

It’s easy to feel alone in the world of foster care, but when you reach out to others in the child welfare system, you’ll find that […]
July 9, 2019

Who Else Is Waiting For Fostering to Get Easier?

So often when we talk about “the system,” we don’t have good things to say. We call it broken and failing and maybe we’ve even called […]
July 8, 2019

Overwhelmed and Overjoyed! (Neva’s story part 2)

In the beginning I was scared they would be upset, coming from foster families that had both parents in the home. I felt they would not like coming back to me and having to share my attention. I was wrong...
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