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Fostering Blog

 
July 30, 2021

Fostering: An Invitation to Connection and Relationship

Meet a Foster Family: Jonathon and Cathy In the summer of 2014, amidst long days at the pool and board games together on lazy evenings at […]
May 13, 2021

Top 3 Reasons I Needed a Break from Foster Parenting … And Why That’s Okay

Our family has welcomed 10 new children into our home over the past three years. We’ve had to say goodbye to all 10, most recently a […]
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: […]
April 5, 2021

Saying Goodbye in Foster Care Doesn’t Get Easier

I’m no stranger to goodbyes. We have had twenty kids come through our home through foster care in the last three years. Each of them we […]
February 12, 2021

Can I Say “No” to a Foster Care Placement?

There are lots of questions when raising tiny humans. How are we ever sure we are making the right choice when we have no crystal ball […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
December 3, 2020

The Holidays Bring Mixed Emotions For Foster Families

The holidays are approaching quickly, and I’ve been caught off guard with an odd mix of emotions. At this time two years ago, the brother and […]
November 10, 2020

Hindsight as a Foster Parent: What I Thought I Knew and What I Learned Along the Way

Being a lifelong learner is something I value highly; so, identifying things I thought I knew and have since realized I didn’t, or how I’ve changed […]
November 10, 2020

Why (Meaningful) Education is So Important for Foster Parents!

I’ve often heard the statistic referenced that says, “50% of foster parents will no longer be active within one year of their initial licensing.” As we […]
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