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Fostering Blog

 
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 […]
August 21, 2020
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Simple Tips for Being a Great Parent While Working From Home

Fostering kids is one of the most rewarding things you can take on, but it also comes with its challenges. Add in the fact that you’re […]
July 10, 2020
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It’s the One-Year Mark with our Foster Daughter, and I’m Filled with Emotion

Today marks exactly one year that our precious foster daughter has been with us. 365 days. She is 18 months old. That means she has lived […]
July 6, 2020
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Saying Goodbye in Foster Care

Gone, Gone Last Tuesday was a day that we had been dreading for awhile. It was the day that Little Buddy, who had been with us […]
June 29, 2020
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Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

Foster parents need to walk a lot of tightropes. One of the most challenging is striking a healthy balance between loving hard and letting go. While […]
June 24, 2020
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Learning to Love in Uncertainty: Baby Steps into the Unknown

You can’t expect what’s coming. You can’t anticipate it. What you can know is that, when you follow with God, He’s going to put steps in […]
June 24, 2020
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Getting Too Attached in Foster Care: I’m No Longer Worried

Countless people have said to me, “I could never foster because I’d become too attached.” I understand many different reasons for not fostering, but honestly I […]
May 27, 2020
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Fostering Offers Flexibility in Age and Gender Preference (But I Don’t Foster Babies Because They Are Cute and Easy)

The decision to become a foster family is never easy. The idea can seem overwhelming when you hear about aspects of providing care that will be […]
May 27, 2020
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Make a Life-Long Impact: Foster a Teen

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a foster parent.  I don’t recall when it all began, but growing up we had […]
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 28, 2020

What if a child is placed in my home and it isn’t working out?

Fear and Failure: My Lowest Point as a Foster Parent There is real risk for families entering foster care. Sometimes the risk is superficial. We risk […]
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