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September 5, 2017

The Underdogs

One of my favorite things about fall has nothing to do with the cooler weather, the changing leaves, or the apples. Of course I enjoy all […]
May 29, 2017

Graduation Reflection

Chances are, you know of someone who’s graduating this month. Be it from high school or from college, having achieved the goal they set out to […]
May 16, 2017

Knowing Things Most People Would Prefer to Forget

People become foster parents for a variety of reasons.  In Another Place at the Table, Kathy Harrison writes that her career as a foster parent began […]
May 11, 2017

Greenville Women Grant Awarded to FGI

On May 9, 2017, Greenville Women Giving, a philanthropic women’s organization, awarded Fostering Great Ideas (FGI) a $47,000 grant to fund a college success program at […]
May 10, 2017

United Way of Greenville County Awards Grant to FGI

On May 3, 2017, United Way of Greenville County awarded a three year grant to Fostering Great Ideas (FGI) to support FGI’s Life Support mentor program […]
May 9, 2017

How A Man I Have Never Met Saved My Life

Who Will Cry for the Little Boy? Who will cry for the little boy? Lost and all alone. Who will cry for the little boy? Abandoned […]
May 2, 2017

The First Call About A Foster Child

The kids and I were at the pool when the first call came in. Only 48 hours earlier, we had jumped for joy as we received […]
April 25, 2017

Aging Out of Foster Care in SC: An Interview with Michael VonCannon

In The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, we meet Victoria, a young woman who ages out of the foster system in California, and we […]
April 18, 2017

We Fostered One For A Year

At 23 years old and with a couple years of marriage under our belt, we decided to become foster parents. The first child placed with us […]
April 11, 2017

How Fostering Impacted My Children

Early on, one of the concerns that weighed on us (as well as others close to us) was how becoming a foster family would affect our […]
March 29, 2017

My Parents Who “Neglected Me”

My parents had many many problems. My father was an abusive alcoholic and abused hard drugs. My mother abused drugs and committed credit card fraud over […]
March 23, 2017

Hope & Redemption in “The Language of Flowers”

  The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a work of fiction, not a book specifically about foster care, but it does illuminate […]
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