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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 Parents: Because It Matters

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 […]
March 16, 2019

White Oleander: Effects of a Mother’s Presence & Absence

Understanding who our parents are and how they relate to our identity is part of growing up.  This fact is particularly true for children who experience foster […]
March 12, 2019

Foster Share

Sometimes the little things, like sharing your story, can make a huge difference in this world.
February 21, 2019

Resolving to Find More by Doing Less

Do you ever think about your life and wonder if there could be more?  I do.   But I’ll be honest. Most days, I wish there […]
February 7, 2019

Human Trafficking and Foster Care

In 2014, Monica was 16 and living in a specialized foster care placement for sexually abused girls. Through our Life Support program, Monica received a volunteer […]
January 6, 2019

Fostering Great Ideas brings entrepreneurial spirit to improving the lives of children in foster care

[This article was originally published in the Greenville Journal on Jan 3, 2019 ] By Rebecca Howerton Last year in South Carolina, more than 4,500 children were […]
December 5, 2018

The 5 Best Christmas Gifts to Get for Kids in Foster Care

Every year when Thanksgiving gives way to Christmas time, we start to hear bells at stores. Trees appear with dangling Christmas ornaments that double as shopping […]
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 […]
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