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January 26, 2020

What is Therapeutic Foster Care?

Therapeutic foster care can be misunderstood. The children in therapeutic foster care may have many of the same or similar needs as children in regular care, […]
January 26, 2020

How Do You Know Your Marriage is Ready for Fostering?

How do you know your marriage is ready for fostering? I’ve heard the question before and I’ve never known how to answer. I think the truth […]
January 22, 2020

Fear of the Unknown: My First Thoughts When My Daughter Became a Foster Parent

“Did I tell you my son and daughter-in-law are getting licensed in foster care?” she blurted. She was scared. Angry even. She continued to vent, each […]
January 22, 2020

Foster Care in Your Own Backyard

I heard once that if the world were a village of 100 people that only 30 would have enough to eat, only one would have a […]
January 22, 2020

I Want to Foster: Now How Do I Choose a Foster Care Licensing Agency?

When we decided to jump into foster care, we jumped blindly. What I might say was a leap of faith was really more about us being […]
January 19, 2020

Step One: Become an SC Foster or Adopt Family

The journey to and through foster care is not an easy one, but the more we understand the process and adjust our expectations, the better we […]
January 15, 2020

Meet Jim Casserly: A Man Whose Job is to Help SC’s Foster Parents

Note: This post was originally published October 28, 2019. Effective February 1, 2020 – New SCDSS Foster Parent Liaison We want to thank Jim Casserly for […]
January 15, 2020

Open the Lines of Communication for Foster Parents

The Role of the Foster Parent Liaison If you’ve been fostering for any time at all, you know that there are a lot of questions that […]
January 6, 2020

Love and Loss in Foster Care: What I Learned When We Said Goodbye

I Thought I Couldn’t Let Them Go and Then I Did I am Tonya: a wife to Charlie and a mother to Bailey and Brittany, now […]
January 6, 2020

A Powerful Voice for Change: What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

Guardian Ad Litems (GALs) or Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) get to visit children in foster care and build relationships with them, taking the time to […]
December 10, 2019

My Trick for Successfully Fostering Teens: Look for the Gold

Teens are my favorite people because they are rowdy and sarcastic. My friends have often asked me how I handle their behavior. My answer is always […]
December 9, 2019

Happier Holidays: 12 Tips for Celebrating Big Days as a Foster Family

Celebrating the holidays with children in your home creates wonderful and lasting memories, but also presents some unique challenges (and possibly causes stress and mixed emotions) […]
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