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Fostering Blog

 
May 9, 2022

Introducing Kids to Foster Care Through Story

One family’s journey through foster care and adoption Growing from a family of four to a family of six, and sharing the story with others to […]
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 […]
July 30, 2021

Caring For Our Neighbors is Always Worth It

Meet a Foster Family: Phillip and Laurie Phillip and Laurie find themselves in a healthy mix of boys (ages 10, 6 and 4 months) and girls […]
February 5, 2020

How Foster Care Created Our Community

I look back at the life we lived before foster care and I almost don’t recognize it. I am so grateful for so many of the […]
December 5, 2019

It’s Okay to Wonder: Helping Your Biological Children Navigate the Foster Care System

An Interview with Rhonda Wagner When Rhonda Wagner’s daughter and son-and-law decided to foster, she was worried about how foster care might affect her grandchild. Her […]
November 13, 2019

10 Items Every Foster Home Needs Before The First Placement

I remember starting the foster care licensing process and not really knowing anything about what to expect. Every time the case worker was coming over I’d […]
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 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 […]
September 27, 2019

5 Reasons We Also Need Foster Parents That Don’t Have Kids Yet

I have been a mother to twelve beautiful children. I have loved them fiercely and fully. I have laughed as they learned to talk and their […]
September 9, 2019

Guide to Going Home: Foster Care from a Youth Perspective

How do you explain foster care to a child who has never experienced it? Or who has never even had to consider what life may be […]
July 29, 2019

What You Really Should Know About Kids in Fostering Families

Let’s just be real. We love our kids and we want them to thrive, but we don’t have a crystal ball. We don’t know what is […]
July 23, 2019

I am a REAL mom

Don’t you want a child of your own? It will be so different. Permanent. Don’t you want to be real mom? You’re so good at it. […]
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