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March 3, 2022

The Foster Care Licensing Process May Feel Overwhelming

The foster care licensing process typically takes individuals or families 3-6 months to complete once they submit their application. The process is intensive and sometimes invasive. […]
March 1, 2022

Foster Parents Go to Great Lengths to Serve Children in Care

Traveling 100 Miles to Keep Siblings Connected Leads Foster Parents to Develop Friendships that Feel Like Family Today in South Carolina there are 3972 children in […]
February 2, 2022

Compassionate Care: Recognizing the Hard Work of Foster Care Case Workers

Meet Brittany! Brittany James, a Horry county Caseworker with the South Carolina Department of Social Services, has been named a Local Foster Care Innovator for acts […]
January 20, 2022

Foster Care Heroes: Going Above and Beyond for Teens in Foster Care

Today in South Carolina there are 4042 children in foster care. The problem feels overwhelming, unsolvable. How do we proactively provide resources and support to families so […]
December 27, 2021

I Could Never Foster: Dismantling the Myth

As foster parents, we often encounter others – family, friends and even strangers – who tell us “I could never foster.” Certainly many current foster parents, […]
December 27, 2021

15 Things that Foster Parents Love About Fostering

There are many benefits to being a foster family. The experiences shared with children who come in and out of our lives for just a season […]
December 27, 2021

Overcoming Hesitations About Fostering

The idea of fostering can be scary, like any new adventure in life. It takes courage, which is defined as doing something even though you are […]
December 17, 2021

A Fierce Advocate for All Children: One Foster Parent Makes Huge Community Impact

Meet December Local Foster Care Innovator, Christy! Through the Local Foster Care Innovator Award, Fostering Great Ideas recognizes individuals who are changing foster care in their […]
November 29, 2021

Acts of Kindness: Support and Friendship Make All the Difference for Foster Parents

Meet Local Foster Care Innovator, Emily   Fostering Great Ideas is thrilled to recognize individuals who are changing foster care in their communities through big and […]
September 23, 2021

The Beautiful Story of a Boy Scared of His Own Shadow (Literally)

Foster Parent Pledges to the Children in Our Care Scattered throughout our lives are opportunities to witness magical moments. Aha moments. Moments filled with such tenderness […]
August 20, 2021

What’s Holding You Back From Becoming a Foster Parent Today?

Did you know that many foster parents considered foster care for months or even years before taking next steps? Many individuals or families that I talk […]
August 20, 2021

Who Makes a Great Foster Parent? Probably YOU!

Have you ever wondered if you’d be able to cut it as a foster parent? Many of us do before getting started. I know I did. […]
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