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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 great career I was passionate about. I envisioned myself in a sleek pencil skirt […]
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. […]
June 19, 2019

5 Questions I Had About Foster Parenting Before Starting – You Probably Have Them Too!

*Note: This post was originally written in June 2019. Whitney mentions part of their foster home licensing involved a lead paint inspection. As of July 2019, […]
June 17, 2019

A Single Foster Mom Making an Impact

Terri was our guest on Foster Friday Live talking about the reasons she decided to become a foster parent, as a single mom to a teenage […]
June 11, 2019

Finding Meaning in the Mess of Foster Care When It’s Really Hard

Last night I fell asleep to the sound of crying. This morning I woke up to the sound of crying. When I left daycare drop off, […]
May 30, 2019

Graduation Milestones in Foster Care

"Milestones are important because the past has dictated that at any given time, I can lose everything. I'm alone and have to make survival a priority."
April 6, 2019

Always Worth It

We live in a world obsessed with a happy ending. It makes sense. Most people have stress in their lives from family problems, work struggles, or […]
March 26, 2019

Supporting Birth Parents

After reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch, I thought about the birth parents of children in foster care. I searched for a book dedicated entirely to […]
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