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March 13, 2017

How I Entered Foster Care

I was born in Charleston, South Carolina in the late eighties. From as early as I could remember I lived in a broken home. I was […]
March 6, 2017

The Feeling & The Fear

I vividly remember the feeling. It started deep in my soul and it just wouldn’t go away. I desperately wanted to do something to help, yet I […]
March 1, 2017

Wanted: Everyday Heroes! Capes Optional.

Ever since I read Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl in fifth grade, stories of the Holocaust have mesmerized me.  In Germany and German-occupied […]
February 27, 2017

Considering Fostering?

Fostering a child is a life-changing experience, many say. Why? Well, you are allowing your family dynamic to adjust, in order to selflessly take care of […]
June 21, 2016

James’ Story

James is a regular kid in a tough situation. Due to various circumstances, James and his 3 siblings have been living in foster care in 3 […]
May 27, 2016

This Month, May We Consider Foster Care?

May is a month to reflect, from celebrations of the mothers we love to graduation ceremonies for the children we cherish. Concepts of deep honor close […]
February 19, 2016

Why I Love My Mentor

Youth in foster care have special needs, as they can often feel their very identity is shattered. They live with families not their own and know […]
November 19, 2015

2015 South Carolina Secretary of State “Angels” Announced

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond Announces Scrooges and Angels for 2015 Fostering Great Ideas was selected as a 2015 South Carolina Secretary of State […]
July 2, 2015

In Foster Care, Who is in Limbo?

With these opening words, 90 people at the recent Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) conference in Nashville, TN, struggled for over an hour, leaving their comfort […]
July 2, 2015

Growing Pains and Making Gains

Our mentors tell it best: through our Life Support program, we are helping youth to navigate the tough challenges life has thrown at them… “We began […]
July 2, 2015

Mentoring A Teen In Foster Care Is Anything But Dull

As told by one of our Life Support mentors, who has made a big difference in the life of this youth… “We have gone to court […]
July 2, 2015

You may get goosebumps…

…when you read this. Our mentoring program, Life Support, is changing lives for youth in foster care. We send a confidential survey to all youth so […]
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