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Fostering Blog

 
March 10, 2022

Successful Reunification Begins with Support

The national average for family reunification is 49%. Families who are separated experience devastating and traumatic loss – this leaves a lifelong impact on each person […]
March 10, 2022

Why Supporting Moms Matters

Dena and Moms Matter help moms thrive, and bring their kids home My journey as a Peer Support Specialist into the world of Social Services was […]
July 8, 2019

Overwhelmed and Overjoyed! (Neva’s story part 2)

In the beginning I was scared they would be upset, coming from foster families that had both parents in the home. I felt they would not like coming back to me and having to share my attention. I was wrong...
June 28, 2019

Why This Mom Matters (Neva’s story part 1)

On August 4, 2018, my children were removed from my home and placed into foster care. My children were 5 and 6 years old; they had never been away from home...
March 26, 2019

Supporting Parents: Because It Matters

After reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch, I thought about the birth parents of children in foster care. I searched for a book dedicated entirely to […]
March 16, 2019

White Oleander: Effects of a Mother’s Presence & Absence

Understanding who our parents are and how they relate to our identity is part of growing up.  This fact is particularly true for children who experience foster […]
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