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February 5, 2020

Lessons I Learned In the Middle of a Hard Season in Foster Care

I feel like a horrible foster parent today honestly. I feel like I’ve been fighting and fighting against everything within me that says to give up, […]
February 5, 2020

How Foster Care Created Our Community

I look back at the life we lived before foster care and I almost don’t recognize it. I am so grateful for so many of the […]
February 5, 2020

Grieving a Life Not Lived

Hi! I’m Lisa and this is our original family of three. Foster care was never a term on the lips of my husband or I until […]
February 4, 2020

Be the Bridge: The Importance of Short-Term Foster Care

When Kids Need a Place to Sleep for the Night, Emergency Foster Homes Offer a Safe Landing Emergency foster care is a short-term care solution for […]
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 […]
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