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Fostering Blog

 
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. […]
August 20, 2021

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? Part II

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? Part II When Marie’s child was in foster care, she was sure she would never get him […]
August 19, 2021

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? Part I

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? If you find yourself struggling with the answer, you’re not alone. But if the goal of foster […]
August 18, 2021

Ask Yourself These Questions To Know If You’re Ready To Foster

Foster parenting is a huge commitment. You are choosing to care for children, and by extension their families, and also committing to partnering with the state […]
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