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June 12, 2018

Finding Foster Parent Support: An Interview with Jason Johnson

To follow up on my review of The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care, I interviewed contributing author Jason Johnson for more ideas about how foster […]
June 5, 2018

The Beauty & Brokenness of Foster Care: A Foster Parent Support Resource

This post was originally published in June 2018. This resource has since been discontinued since the release of Reframing Foster Care. It’s a fuller and more […]
June 2, 2018

Reluctant: When Your Spouse Doesn’t Share Your Desire to Foster

Recently, there’s been a shift in the number one response I get when people find out my husband, Phil, and I are foster parents. For the […]
November 27, 2017
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We Can All Change the World: An Interview with David White

In To the End of June, Cris Beam attempts to explain why the foster system is so troubled, and she leaves open the question, “What next?”  […]
November 20, 2017

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

  The sad truth about the foster care system in the United States is it is literally failing.  In fact, it often harms the children it […]
November 13, 2017

The Impact My Foster Parents Had On Me

The key to a child being successful in foster care is stability. I know this because I was in foster care for much of my childhood. […]
November 6, 2017

The Hardest Goodbye

Our time with Kaden* was a gift. He had the biggest smile I had ever seen and he used it often. He was completely at peace […]
October 30, 2017

Fostering is Not About Being Perfect

After reading Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison a second time and then writing my review of it, I contacted Carey, the friend who […]
September 6, 2017

Worth The Hardest Days

She came to us a wide-eyed, petite four-year-old, swimming in clothes four times too big for her. Her previous foster family sent her with just a […]
September 5, 2017

Encouraging Your Children: Foster Parents as the Biggest Cheerleaders

One of my favorite things about fall has nothing to do with the cooler weather, the changing leaves, or the apples. Of course I enjoy all […]
May 16, 2017

Knowing Things Most People Would Prefer to Forget

People become foster parents for a variety of reasons.  In Another Place at the Table, Kathy Harrison writes that her career as a foster parent began […]
May 2, 2017

The First Call About A Foster Placement

The kids and I were at the pool when the first call came in. Only 48 hours earlier, we had jumped for joy as we received […]
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