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Fostering Blog

 
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 […]
February 23, 2020

Family Bonds Matter: Why Kinship Care is a Priority

“Kinship care refers to a temporary or permanent informal arrangement in which a relative or non-related adult (also known as fictive kin) has assumed the full […]
September 9, 2019

Key Benefits of Sibling Bonds in Foster Care

Your relationships with your brothers and sisters are the often the longest-lasting you will ever have. Many sibling groups, already devastated by the trauma of entering […]
September 9, 2019

A Mom’s Reflections on Her Daughter’s Time in Foster Care

Dhestiny’s daughter Ava was placed in foster care for seven months. It was the worst time of her life. She wrote this letter to the foster […]
September 6, 2019

3 Things Every Foster Family Should Know About Relationships with Bio Family

Navigating relationships with your foster kiddos bio family is important. We hear this repeatedly in our trainings and from our case workers, but sometimes it still […]
August 7, 2019

A Letter to Foster Parents from a Mom After Reunification

I am a (bio) mom. I lost my kid to the foster care system. It was heartbreaking and terrible. Here’s what I want all foster parents […]
July 8, 2019

Overwhelmed and Overjoyed! (Neva’s story part 2)

In the beginning I was scared they would be upset, coming from foster families that had both parents in the home. I felt they would not like coming back to me and having to share my attention. I was wrong...
June 28, 2019

Why This Mom Matters (Neva’s story part 1)

On August 4, 2018, my children were removed from my home and placed into foster care. My children were 5 and 6 years old; they had never been away from home...
March 26, 2019

Supporting Parents: Because It Matters

After reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch, I thought about the birth parents of children in foster care. I searched for a book dedicated entirely to […]
March 16, 2019

White Oleander: Effects of a Mother’s Presence & Absence

Understanding who our parents are and how they relate to our identity is part of growing up.  This fact is particularly true for children who experience foster […]
October 28, 2018

In Foster Care, Nobody’s a Hero and Nobody’s a Villain

I’ve always been a black & white person. Right or wrong… for or against… I’ve known where I stand. In my high school yearbook, one of […]
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