Frequently Asked Questions
Real Answers to Important Questions
Do you have questions about Fostering Great ideas®?
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A referral process is used for our "Great Ideas" that support children and youth (Life Support®, Tutor Match®, College Fellows®) and restore families (Moms Matter®, Sib-Link®, It's All Relative®). Anyone can complete a referral, including youth (for yourself!), case managers, mentors, CASA/GALs, family members, foster parents, friends, and anyone who knows the child or family. Simply share as much information as you know on the referral form found on each program's page.
Our "Great Ideas" that connect communities (Care2Foster®, Life in Limbo®, Speak Up®) do not utilize a referral process. Anyone in the community is encouraged to join our work of meeting the needs of children and youth in foster care. We do this by recruiting and supporting foster parents, teaching what foster care is like through a role play workshop, and advocating for legislative changes to reform foster care.
There are many ways to join the mission of restoring hope to children and youth in foster care. Become a donor. Volunteer as a mentor or tutor. Help us host a Thanksgiving Grace® meal or a Siblings with Santa® event. Attend a Life in Limbo® workshop to learn what foster care feels like. Support our annual benefit event. Become a foster parent or support a foster parent.
Begin with listening to the children and youth. What are they telling us?
Or, start here at Fostering Great Ideas®. It takes many incredible people to do this work. We would love to hear from you! Contact us if you'd like to engage further. Thank you.