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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 17, 2019

Fostering Leaves a Profound Impact

Meet a Foster Family: Christy and Nigel Get ready to be inspired! This family of eleven (yes, ELEVEN!) has so much wisdom and depth to offer […]
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 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 […]
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