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Fostering Blog

 
July 6, 2020
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Saying Goodbye in Foster Care

Gone, Gone Last Tuesday was a day that we had been dreading for awhile. It was the day that Little Buddy, who had been with us […]
June 29, 2020
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Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

Foster parents need to walk a lot of tightropes. One of the most challenging is striking a healthy balance between loving hard and letting go. While […]
June 24, 2020
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Learning to Love in Uncertainty: Baby Steps into the Unknown

You can’t expect what’s coming. You can’t anticipate it. What you can know is that, when you follow with God, He’s going to put steps in […]
June 24, 2020
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Getting Too Attached in Foster Care: I’m No Longer Worried

Countless people have said to me, “I could never foster because I’d become too attached.” I understand many different reasons for not fostering, but honestly I […]
June 18, 2020
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The Day I Stopped Judging My Son’s Birth Mom

The first time I met my son’s birth mother she scowled at me. And she was good at it. I was intimidated. This was my first […]
June 1, 2020
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How Are the Children Video Series

How Are the Children? We hosted a 4-part zoom discussion series and talked with real people about real issues in foster care. Find out how Fostering […]
May 27, 2020
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Fostering Offers Flexibility in Age and Gender Preference (But I Don’t Foster Babies Because They Are Cute and Easy)

The decision to become a foster family is never easy. The idea can seem overwhelming when you hear about aspects of providing care that will be […]
May 27, 2020
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Make a Life-Long Impact: Foster a Teen

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a foster parent.  I don’t recall when it all began, but growing up we had […]
May 5, 2020

What Age Should I Foster? Reflecting On Age Range Preferences After Two Years as a Foster Parent

Adjusting Expectations and Embracing Who You Are as a Foster Parent Most new parents-to-be know exactly what to expect. There are full libraries of books on […]
April 29, 2020
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To Brighten Your Day

We can all positively affect another person's life. Now, more than ever. Fostering Great Ideas salutes our 100 mentors who develop meaningful relationships with youth in foster care. We share 4 bright stories from April.
April 28, 2020

What if a child is placed in my home and it isn’t working out?

Fear and Failure: My Lowest Point as a Foster Parent There is real risk for families entering foster care. Sometimes the risk is superficial. We risk […]
April 24, 2020

The Foster Care System Isn’t Perfect, and Neither Am I

As a relatively new foster parent, I’ve tried to learn everything I can about the child welfare system, the various court hearings and timelines for each, […]
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