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Fostering Blog

 
December 27, 2021

Overcoming Hesitations About Fostering

The idea of fostering can be scary, like any new adventure in life. It takes courage, which is defined as doing something even though you are […]
August 20, 2021

What’s Holding You Back From Becoming a Foster Parent Today?

Did you know that many foster parents considered foster care for months or even years before taking next steps? Many individuals or families that I talk […]
August 20, 2021

Who Makes a Great Foster Parent? Probably YOU!

Have you ever wondered if you’d be able to cut it as a foster parent? Many of us do before getting started. I know I did. […]
August 18, 2021

Ask Yourself These Questions To Know If You’re Ready To Foster

Foster parenting is a huge commitment. You are choosing to care for children, and by extension their families, and also committing to partnering with the state […]
August 4, 2021

Foster Care: A New Normal

Meet a Foster Family: Chad and Pam In 2009, Chad and Pam spent their free time helping with homework at Pendleton Place, a home for teens […]
August 4, 2021

Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone: Stepping into the Unknown of Foster Care

Meet a Foster Family: Kevin and Nadine We must live out our passions and our callings in this life. One of the most powerful ways to […]
July 30, 2021

Overcoming Fears by Focusing on the Children

Meet a Foster Family: Aundrea Aundrea sets the perfect example of being a selfless foster parent. It was a turning point in her life when she […]
July 30, 2021

The Power of Love and Stability

Meet a Foster Family: Cyndi In the spring of 2017, a season known for new beginnings, Cyndi welcomed her first child into her home through foster […]
July 30, 2021

Fostering: An Invitation to Connection and Relationship

Meet a Foster Family: Jonathon and Cathy In the summer of 2014, amidst long days at the pool and board games together on lazy evenings at […]
April 26, 2021

Build a Longer Table and Make Some Room

Yesterday I received a text from my dear friend Lisa (not her real name) whom I’ve known for more than a decade. The text simply read: […]
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 […]
January 26, 2020

How Do You Know Your Marriage is Ready for Fostering?

How do you know your marriage is ready for fostering? I’ve heard the question before and I’ve never known how to answer. I think the truth […]
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