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Fostering Blog

 
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 […]
June 12, 2018

Finding Foster Parent Support: An Interview with Jason Johnson

To follow up on my review of The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care, I interviewed contributing author Jason Johnson for more ideas about how foster […]
June 7, 2018

One local nonprofit views life in foster care through a child’s eyes

[This article was originally published in the Greenville Journal on June 6, 2018 ] Written By Melody Wright   Scared. Alone. Confused. Removed from the certainty […]
June 5, 2018

The Beauty & Brokenness of Foster Care: A Foster Parent Support Resource

This post was originally published in June 2018. This resource has since been discontinued since the release of Reframing Foster Care. It’s a fuller and more […]
June 2, 2018

Reluctant: When Your Spouse Doesn’t Share Your Desire to Foster

Recently, there’s been a shift in the number one response I get when people find out my husband, Phil, and I are foster parents. For the […]
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