Share the knowledge – we’d like to pass it on! Here are some things we’ve found enlightening.
On Entering Foster Care – This video intentionally has no sound… Children enter foster care through no fault of their own. They rely on us to be their voice:
Siblings living in different foster placements miss each other. If parents no longer make family visits, the siblings long even more for one another. Through Sib-Link, sibling bonds are restored – view from a child’s perspective.
Fostering Great Ideas strengthens relationships that matter most to children in foster care. One initiative is “Life Support”, a dedicated mentoring program for youth in foster care. This is the story of five young adults who were in care: Mentee Reflections.
Fostering Great Ideas encourages birth moms to reach goals on their treatment plan through “Moms Matter”. View this testimonial from one of the moms who completed the program:
Hope lived in foster care. Her experiences led her to help others who are struggling. Through her work at Fostering Great Ideas, she encourages youth in foster care to make a bright future for themselves. Fostering Great Ideas is proud to be a United Way Partner. This is Hope’s story.
What’s it like to be in Foster Care? How does it feel when your child is taken from you? How do foster parents cope? Explore these and other questions as a participant of Life in Limbo. Get a taste of the experience here.
Life In Limbo from Fostering Great Ideas on Vimeo
Fostering Great Ideas provides a valuable resource – listen as SC Dept of Social Services Foster Care team members talk about how FGI is helping kids in foster care.
We asked the youth to write down “The #1 thing I want to say about my mentor is this:” The responses were frank, humbling, and show the incredible value of this relationship.
View a powerful video on “Life After Foster Care”, as told by the teens themselves.
A young man leaves foster care after 20 years. Listen to his story:
Watch “ReMoved” and follow the emotional story through the eyes of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care.
“Having your personal items thrown in a trash bag, it makes you feel really small.” – hear Charell Star Charleston, former foster youth, talk about her experience of moving placements in Foster Care: Trash Bags.