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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 […]
August 10, 2021

How to Protect Your Adopted Kids With Estate Planning

Many people take care of and form special bonds with children that are not theirs biologically. For example, some people adopt children from other families, and […]
August 4, 2021

Foster Care: A New Normal

Meet a Foster Family: Chad and Pam In 2009, Chad and Pam spent their free time helping with homework at Pendleton Place, a home for teens […]
August 4, 2021

Supporting the Goal of Reunification

Meet a Foster Family: Joey and Jen Every family’s journey to foster looks different. The way that individuals and families discover and commit to the role […]
August 4, 2021

Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone: Stepping into the Unknown of Foster Care

Meet a Foster Family: Kevin and Nadine We must live out our passions and our callings in this life. One of the most powerful ways to […]
July 30, 2021

Reframe Foster Care: From Challenge to Opportunity

Meet a Foster Family: Leland and Sarah Leland and Sarah’s interest in fostering began several years ago and, like everyone else, they faced many hesitations. As […]
July 30, 2021

Caring For Our Neighbors is Always Worth It

Meet a Foster Family: Phillip and Laurie Phillip and Laurie find themselves in a healthy mix of boys (ages 10, 6 and 4 months) and girls […]
July 30, 2021

Fostering is a Family Affair: We Are Committed to Fostering Together as a Family

Meet a Foster Family: Kimberly and Mel For Kimberly and Mel and their four children, fostering is personal. They adopted their three oldest children (twins Alexander […]
July 30, 2021

Children Gain Far More from Fostering Than They Give Up

Meet a Foster Family: Dan and Erin   When Dan began to talk to his wife, Erin, in the early years of their marriage about becoming […]
July 30, 2021

Overcoming Fears by Focusing on the Children

Meet a Foster Family: Aundrea Aundrea sets the perfect example of being a selfless foster parent. It was a turning point in her life when she […]
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