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Fostering Blog

 
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 […]
April 26, 2021

Build a Longer Table and Make Some Room

Yesterday I received a text from my dear friend Lisa (not her real name) whom I’ve known for more than a decade. The text simply read: […]
January 28, 2021

Meet Melissa, A Care2Foster Ambassador Who is Changing Children’s Lives

Two words guide every step that Melissa takes: faith and family.  I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Melissa, and she is one of the […]
January 7, 2021

What it Really Takes to Be a Great Foster Parent

Probably the single most obvious & consistent thing that could be said about foster parenting is that it’s hard. There’s not a foster parent around who […]
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 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 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 […]
February 25, 2020

We are Not Meant to Save Them, We are Meant to Love Them

One Family’s Fostering Journey “How did you and your husband begin to foster?” I get that question a lot. Lots of people wonder what made us […]
February 24, 2020

Why Foster Care: Our Non-Traditional Approach to Starting a Family

It started when our friends got pregnant. We knew it would. Baby fever hit our friend group like a ton of bricks! Everyone was talking about […]
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 […]
November 13, 2019

10 Items Every Foster Home Needs Before The First Placement

I remember starting the foster care licensing process and not really knowing anything about what to expect. Every time the case worker was coming over I’d […]
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