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Experience Life in Limbo®

An interactive role-play workshop about what it’s like to be in foster care.


Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a child in foster care? How about a foster parent? Or a mom who loses her child to foster care?

Life in Limbo® is an interactive workshop by Fostering Great Ideas® that gives individuals that opportunity. In this role play about foster care, participants step into the shoes of birth parents, foster parents, and the displaced children, learning what it feels like to live their lives.

Who is the Life in Limbo® experiential workshop for?

The Life in Limbo® workshop is transforming for all, whether you are just beginning foster care awareness or you’re looking for an advocacy or training tool for an established ministry or organization.

Participants grow in empathy for all affected as they learn about the complexities of the child protective system and how to advocate for these children.

Today, over 10,000 people have participated in the dynamic experience of Life in Limbo, not just in the US, but also Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

Those who could benefit from the Life in Limbo® experiential workshop include:

  • General public wanting to better understand foster care or vulnerable population stress
  • Conferences – Keynote, plenary, and workshops
  • Community and faith groups
  • Community leaders
  • Pastors and counselors
  • Educators
  • Child welfare professionals
  • Current and prospective foster parents
  • Anyone helping children who are experiencing uncertainty

We would love to bring Life in Limbo® to your community!

Life in Limbo® has been across the globe. More than 10,000 people have participated, reaching over 15 states, as well as Guatemala (through partnership with Houston’s First Baptist Church), Mexico, and Peru. Make your community this program’s next destination.

The Trainer’s Role

Life in Limbo® would not be possible without our dedicated trainers. If you’d like to volunteer to become a trainer for Life in Limbo®, let us know. We’ll provide you with the skills and confidence you need to successfully hold a session.

What are the typical formats for Life in Limbo®?

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Keynote or Plenary Session

We come to you and facilitate the 1.5 hour workshop.
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Train the Trainer

We train your team to be a licensed facilitator of Life in Limbo®.

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