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November 20, 2017

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

  The sad truth about the foster care system in the United States is it is literally failing.  In fact, it often harms the children it […]
November 13, 2017

The Impact My Foster Parents Had On Me

The key to a child being successful in foster care is stability. I know this because I was in foster care for much of my childhood. […]
November 6, 2017

The Hardest Goodbye

Our time with Kaden* was a gift. He had the biggest smile I had ever seen and he used it often. He was completely at peace […]
October 30, 2017

Brent & Bryson’s Story

Meet Brent, a 16-year old boy with autism. Meet his brother Bryson, a 14-year old with developmental delays. Two brothers, both victims of severe neglect early […]
October 30, 2017

Fostering is Not About Being Perfect

After reading Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison a second time and then writing my review of it, I contacted Carey, the friend who […]
September 6, 2017

Worth The Hardest Days

She came to us a wide-eyed, petite four-year-old, swimming in clothes four times too big for her. Her previous foster family sent her with just a […]
September 5, 2017

Encouraging Your Children: Foster Parents as the Biggest Cheerleaders

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 […]
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