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Fostering Blog

 
November 30, 2018

Our Journey to Foster Care

By guest blogger and foster mom, Brooke Blake Our journey to foster care didn’t officially begin until October of 2017. My husband, Brandon, and I mulled […]
October 28, 2018

In Foster Care, Nobody’s a Hero and Nobody’s a Villain

I’ve always been a black & white person. Right or wrong… for or against… I’ve known where I stand. In my high school yearbook, one of […]
October 22, 2018

Kids Desire Present over Perfect Parents

By guest blogger Jonathon Sampson There’s this nasty idea going around that foster parents are special, amazing, incredible people who’ve got it all figured out and […]
September 7, 2018

Families Don’t Have to Match: But, Transracial Adoption isn’t Simple to Navigate

By Andrea Schroder It was Friday, which meant beach day for our family. It’s one of our favorite times of the week to unwind, soak up […]
September 4, 2018

From Broken to Unbreakable

Samantha (18) and Jake (16) have lived in foster care since 2013; between them, they’ve lived in 11 foster placements. Their experiences left them hopeless and broken. […]
August 28, 2018

Experiencing Others’ Judgement as a Foster Family

As much as I’d like to forget the hurt, the memory is etched into my mind. It was one of those moments that seem to come […]
August 23, 2018

Lessons on Pride (and Prejudice) in Foster Care

Their long sideways glances directed at me down the aisle let me know I was being watched. It put up my radar, and I casually watched […]
July 24, 2018

Finding the Words for Foster Parenting

  The first time I attended a retreat for foster and adoptive parents, I cried through most of it. For the first time in months, I […]
July 17, 2018

In the Trenches –What Fostering Taught Me I Didn’t Know

For many years I didn’t think foster care was a viable option for me. I was stuck in the same place as many, many people I […]
July 17, 2018

Hope Woford Shares Her United Way Story

Hope lived in foster care. Her experiences led her to help others who are struggling. Through her work at Fostering Great Ideas, she encourages youth in […]
July 9, 2018

3 Ways to Be a Good Foster Parent

In my seven years experience living in foster care and the two years I spent working for DSS as a case manager, I came across some […]
June 25, 2018

Heavy Loads: A DSS Case Manager’s Perspective

As someone who was placed in foster care (as a child) and also worked placing children in foster care (as a case worker in my young […]
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