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Fostering Blog

 
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, […]
April 23, 2020

Stepping Forward with Compassion, Rather than Standing Back in Judgement

As adults, we all have to strike a balance between opposing forces: work and personal lives, time for ourselves and time for our children and our […]
April 22, 2020

Five Things You Should Know about Fostering (While Single)

I was a single woman living in a one-bedroom apartment when I felt the pull to foster. I brushed it off. I worked a full time […]
April 22, 2020

The Emotional Support I Need as a Foster Parent Right Now: Navigating Life During a Pandemic

Foster care is hard. It is filled with uncertainties, inconveniences, and heartbreak. I’ve dealt with my fair share of each.  My husband and I have been […]
April 16, 2020

Getting Creative Under Quarantine: Supporting Foster Families During COVID-19

We just found out that our foster license was approved, and while we eagerly await our first placement, we are committed to continuing to step into […]
April 15, 2020

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (And Fostering!)

My husband, Zach, and I began the process to become foster parents when our oldest son was only nine months old. We had been talking about […]
April 3, 2020

Embrace the Wait: Thoughts As We Prepare to Become Licensed Foster Parents

We were squealing with excitement when our licensing worker told us, at the very end of our final home study, that she would be recommending us […]
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