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Fostering Blog

 
January 28, 2021

Meet Melissa, A Care2Foster Ambassador Who is Changing Children’s Lives

Two words guide every step that Melissa takes: faith and family.  I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Melissa, and she is one of the […]
January 7, 2021

A Foster Parent’s Ode to a Great CASA

If you’re a foster parent, or have considered fostering, chances are you have heard of children in care being appointed a CASA/GAL (court appointed special advocate […]
January 7, 2021

What it Really Takes to Be a Great Foster Parent

Probably the single most obvious & consistent thing that could be said about foster parenting is that it’s hard. There’s not a foster parent around who […]
December 3, 2020

The Holidays Bring Mixed Emotions For Foster Families

The holidays are approaching quickly, and I’ve been caught off guard with an odd mix of emotions. At this time two years ago, the brother and […]
November 18, 2020

Put Your Brave On: Helping Children Say Goodbye to a Foster Sibling

Like many grandparents, Rhonda was initially worried about the impact that foster care might have on her beloved granddaughter, Avery. When her daughter and son-in-law decided […]
November 10, 2020

Hindsight as a Foster Parent: What I Thought I Knew and What I Learned Along the Way

Being a lifelong learner is something I value highly; so, identifying things I thought I knew and have since realized I didn’t, or how I’ve changed […]
November 10, 2020

Why (Meaningful) Education is So Important for Foster Parents!

I’ve often heard the statistic referenced that says, “50% of foster parents will no longer be active within one year of their initial licensing.” As we […]
November 10, 2020

Fostering the Family: Why Relationships Matter During a Pandemic

The year 2020 started out like many New Years past. We were all anticipating what this new year would bring; as a foster family, we were […]
August 21, 2020
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Simple Tips for Being a Great Parent While Working From Home

Fostering kids is one of the most rewarding things you can take on, but it also comes with its challenges. Add in the fact that you’re […]
August 20, 2020
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Empowering Advocacy in Your Foster Home

We are born advocates. From the first time we cry, we are advocating for ourselves. From that point on we learn how to ask for help […]
August 14, 2020
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What Does Having a Foster Care “Village” Really Mean?

I got a ding on my phone and it was that familiar number from placement. “We have a baby girl who is currently in the NICU. […]
August 5, 2020
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The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart

I’m tired.  And I know you are, too. Tired of quarantining, wearing masks, sanitizing, and social distancing. Tired of the news. Tired of bad news and […]
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