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Fostering Blog

 
April 22, 2020

The Emotional Support I Need as a Foster Parent Right Now: Navigating Life During a Pandemic

Foster care is hard. It is filled with uncertainties, inconveniences, and heartbreak. I’ve dealt with my fair share of each.  My husband and I have been […]
February 24, 2020

Why Foster Care: Our Non-Traditional Approach to Starting a Family

It started when our friends got pregnant. We knew it would. Baby fever hit our friend group like a ton of bricks! Everyone was talking about […]
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 […]
January 19, 2020

Step One: Become an SC Foster or Adopt Family

The journey to and through foster care is not an easy one, but the more we understand the process and adjust our expectations, the better we […]
January 15, 2020

Meet Jim Casserly: A Man Whose Job is to Help SC’s Foster Parents

Note: This post was originally published October 28, 2019. Effective February 1, 2020 – New SCDSS Foster Parent Liaison We want to thank Jim Casserly for […]
December 5, 2019

Gifts that Give Back: 20 Gifts That Support Foster Care and Adoption

The stores are full. The cart is full. The wallet is empty. The holidays aren’t about the gifts. I know this. We all know this. But […]
October 13, 2019

The Single Most Important Skill a Foster Parent Can Hone If They’re in It for the Long Haul

You can’t pour from an empty cup ☕️. Self-care for foster parents is an important tool in the hard work of fostering kids from hard places. […]
October 10, 2019

Adopting From Foster Care: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Foster Care by definition is meant to be temporary. When I started fostering it never occurred to me to think about adoption. I was loving a […]
October 6, 2019

The 7 Adoption Doubts I Felt Too Guilty to Voice Until I Realized I Wasn’t Alone

Today on #FosterFridayLive we are getting REAL about adopting from foster care with mama to many, Christina. She is going to share her personal story about […]
August 25, 2019

The Challenges Can’t Compare to the Beauty of Raising a Child of a Different Race

Every family is beautiful. Every family has a story. These are stories of two families that are raising children of a different race. This isn’t uncommon […]
April 6, 2019

Always Worth It

We live in a world obsessed with a happy ending. It makes sense. Most people have stress in their lives from family problems, work struggles, or […]
October 22, 2018

Present over Perfect

By guest blogger Jonathon Sampson There’s this nasty idea going around that foster parents are special, amazing, incredible people who’ve got it all figured out and […]
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