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Fostering Blog

 
August 20, 2021
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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
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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 […]
July 26, 2021
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Inspiring Others with Our Favorite Stories

In the first half of 2021, we served 321 children through life-changing, one-to-one relationships. We supported hundreds more children through foster caregiver support, child welfare advocacy, […]
May 12, 2021

This is Foster Care

May is Foster Care Awareness Month I’ve been a foster parent for over eight years this time around. We foster teens. There is a desperate need […]
February 1, 2021

Want to Affect Change in 2021? Here’s A Simple Yet Effective Way to Spread Some Light

There are a variety of ways to help others in need. We know that everyone can’t serve as a foster parent, but everyone can do something. […]
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 […]
August 3, 2020
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Reunification Hero

Celebrated in June each year, the American Bar Association recognizes “Reunification Heroes” in observance of National Reunification Month. These heroes demonstrate a compassion and perseverance to […]
June 1, 2020
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How Are the Children Video Series

How Are the Children? We hosted a 4-part zoom discussion series and talked with real people about real issues in foster care. Find out how Fostering […]
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.
March 18, 2020

Loving Through Uncertainty

As we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, let's also practice social CONNECTING with individuals who need us. Take a moment to call your sibling or an old friend. Call someone who lives isolated or alone. Check on your neighbor. Find an opportunity to reach out to someone.
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 […]
November 26, 2019

Can’t foster right now? There are plenty of other ways you can help children in foster care.

I wanted to foster, but I was scared. Here’s what I did. The decision to foster is huge. And scary. And often slow. If you’re anything […]
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