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Fostering Blog

 
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...
July 7, 2019

Debunking the Myths of Children that Come Into Care

The foster care system can seem like a mystery from the outside. There are a lot of myths about who the children in foster care are […]
July 3, 2019

The Truth About Being a Full-Time Working Foster Parent and Overcoming the Challenges

For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of having a career I was passionate about. I envisioned myself in a sleek pencil skirt in […]
July 1, 2019

Along for the Ride: When Someone You Love is a Foster Parent

When someone you love ❤️ becomes a foster parent, in some ways you’re along for the ride too. As the parent of a foster parent, Diane […]
June 28, 2019

Why This Mom Matters (Neva’s story part 1)

On August 4, 2018, my children were removed from my home and placed into foster care. My children were 5 and 6 years old; they had never been away from home...
June 26, 2019

The True Unsung Heroes: Impact of Fostering on Bio Kids

Author’s note: This article is based upon a speech I gave at Fostering Hope Columbia hosted by Care2Foster. About a month ago, a foster mom friend […]
June 24, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Advocate for Children in Foster Care (Without Fostering)

Not everyone can be a foster parent. It’s a huge commitment. So this week we explore simpler ways to get involved with the foster care system. […]
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