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Fostering Blog

 
May 12, 2022

Foster Parenting isn’t a Solo Endeavor

It Takes a Village Community and Wrap Around Support Help Foster Parents Serve Children in Foster Care Well Meet Josh and Stephanie Sanders. Already a family […]
May 9, 2022

Is It Okay to Take a Break from Fostering?

Don’t feel guilty about needing a break. We really needed a break from active foster parenting. After three years, we were wiped out. We fostered four […]
April 14, 2022

Look for the Helpers

Recognizing Kindness and Innovation in Foster Care Professionals Reminds Us To Look for the Helpers Fred Rogers is quoted as saying, “When I was a boy […]
April 14, 2022

What is foster care respite? And why should I use it?

Many people who consider foster care are unsure if they can juggle the demands of a long-term foster placement. They have so many questions and concerns […]
April 6, 2022

Stories of Connection

Stories of Connection: Bringing people together is the joy of our work. “What I love about Fostering Great Ideas is that we focus on relationships.”
March 3, 2022

The Foster Care Licensing Process May Feel Overwhelming

The foster care licensing process typically takes individuals or families 3-6 months to complete once they submit their application. The process is intensive and sometimes invasive. […]
March 1, 2022

Foster Parents Go to Great Lengths to Serve Children in Care

Traveling 100 Miles to Keep Siblings Connected Leads Foster Parents to Develop Friendships that Feel Like Family Today in South Carolina there are 3972 children in […]
January 20, 2022

Foster Care Heroes: Going Above and Beyond for Teens in Foster Care

Today in South Carolina there are 4042 children in foster care. The problem feels overwhelming, unsolvable. How do we proactively provide resources and support to families so […]
December 27, 2021

I Could Never Foster: Dismantling the Myth

As foster parents, we often encounter others – family, friends and even strangers – who tell us “I could never foster.” Certainly many current foster parents, […]
December 27, 2021

15 Things that Foster Parents Love About Fostering

There are many benefits to being a foster family. The experiences shared with children who come in and out of our lives for just a season […]
December 27, 2021

Overcoming Hesitations About Fostering

The idea of fostering can be scary, like any new adventure in life. It takes courage, which is defined as doing something even though you are […]
December 17, 2021

A Fierce Advocate for All Children: One Foster Parent Makes Huge Community Impact

Meet December Local Foster Care Innovator, Christy! Through the Local Foster Care Innovator Award, Fostering Great Ideas recognizes individuals who are changing foster care in their […]
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