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October 13, 2019

The Single Most Important Skill a Foster Parent Can Hone If They’re in It for the Long Haul

You can’t pour from an empty cup ☕️. Self-care for foster parents is an important tool in the hard work of fostering kids from hard places. […]
October 10, 2019

The Battle Against the Minivan: Fostering Won, and I Lost

I knew instantly that I would love Kristen Howerton when I read her bio, “In the spring of 2010, Kristen lost her long and passionate battle […]
October 10, 2019

Do SC Foster Parents Get Financial Assistance?

Originally published 2019 and updated for payment rate structure July 2021 and daycare voucher policy (March 2022) Understanding the SC Foster Care Stipend Money is always […]
October 10, 2019

Adopting From Foster Care: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Foster Care by definition is meant to be temporary. When I started fostering it never occurred to me to think about adoption. I was loving a […]
October 6, 2019

The 7 Adoption Doubts I Felt Too Guilty to Voice Until I Realized I Wasn’t Alone

Today on #FosterFridayLive we are getting REAL about adopting from foster care with mama to many, Christina. She is going to share her personal story about […]
September 29, 2019

Relationships are Key in Advocating for Your Child’s Academic Success

As foster parents try to serve and support the children in their care, finding the right resources and services for them to thrive academically can be […]
September 29, 2019

The Middle Space: Getting Unstuck and Starting the Foster Parent Process

Somewhere in between an initial interest in foster care and committing to become a foster parent, is a middle space. In our talks with people, we’ve […]
September 27, 2019

5 Reasons We Also Need Foster Parents That Don’t Have Kids Yet

I have been a mother to twelve beautiful children. I have loved them fiercely and fully. I have laughed as they learned to talk and their […]
September 23, 2019

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Respite Care

Have you ever heard that foster care “takes a village?” It truly does! We are all in this crazy journey together, my friends. We all occasionally […]
September 18, 2019

Your Love and Empathy Can Change Lives: Interview with Jamie Sandefer

I loved Jamie Sandefer’s keepsake book, Love You from Right Here, so much that I wanted to learn how she was inspired to write it. Below […]
September 15, 2019

Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

Early brain and childhood development 👶 are crucial. For many children entering foster care, development has been delayed due to emotional stress and trauma 🚨. For […]
September 12, 2019

Why Do I Keep Talking about Fostering?

A few months ago, I spoke at Fostering Hope, a recruiting event hosted by Care2Foster, in the Midlands about the impact of fostering on my biological […]
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