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Fostering Blog

 
August 20, 2021
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Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? Part II

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? Part II When Marie’s child was in foster care, she was sure she would never get him […]
August 19, 2021
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Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? Part I

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? If you find yourself struggling with the answer, you’re not alone. But if the goal of foster […]
August 4, 2021

Supporting the Goal of Reunification

Meet a Foster Family: Joey and Jen Every family’s journey to foster looks different. The way that individuals and families discover and commit to the role […]
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 […]
November 18, 2020

Put Your Brave On: Helping Children Say Goodbye to a Foster Sibling

Like many grandparents, Rhonda was initially worried about the impact that foster care might have on her beloved granddaughter, Avery. When her daughter and son-in-law decided […]
November 10, 2020

Fostering the Family: Why Relationships Matter During a Pandemic

The year 2020 started out like many New Years past. We were all anticipating what this new year would bring; as a foster family, we were […]
June 18, 2020
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The Day I Stopped Judging My Son’s Birth Mom

The first time I met my son’s birth mother she scowled at me. And she was good at it. I was intimidated. This was my first […]
April 23, 2020

Stepping Forward with Compassion, Rather than Standing Back in Judgement

As adults, we all have to strike a balance between opposing forces: work and personal lives, time for ourselves and time for our children and our […]
March 30, 2020

Helping Kids in Care Stay Connected to Family During Uncertain Times

Across the nation, we are all currently wrestling with responding to the global pandemic of COVID-19, and the many different impacts it has made on our […]
March 18, 2020

Sharing Memories with Parents Makes Childhood Milestones That Much Sweeter

A few months ago, the sweet baby girl we are currently fostering took her first two steps. It was several weeks before her first birthday, and […]
February 25, 2020

What Shared Parenting Actually Looks Like and How to Hold on To Hope

When we first started fostering we knew we wanted to be a resource to the kids, but also their family. Shared parenting is a relationship between […]
February 24, 2020

Not Easy, But Worth It: Fighting for a Relationship With My Adopted Daughters’ First Mama 

The very first time I met my now adopted daughters’ first mama, I knew it was her before we were even introduced. I walked into the […]
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