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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 […]
July 13, 2021

Surviving To Thriving: From a Foster Parent Who’s Been There

Busy foster parents (and parents of all kinds), rejoice! Looking for a quick easy-to-read (as in it may be the first book you actually finish this […]
February 15, 2021

Making Room for Foster Care

An Interview with Room at the Table Author Justin Vaughn I was recently out to eat for breakfast with my family, and a sign on the […]
November 18, 2020

Put Your Brave On: Helping Children Say Goodbye to a Foster Sibling

Like many grandparents, Rhonda was initially worried about the impact that foster care might have on her beloved granddaughter, Avery. When her daughter and son-in-law decided […]
August 5, 2020

The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart

I’m tired.  And I know you are, too. Tired of quarantining, wearing masks, sanitizing, and social distancing. Tired of the news. Tired of bad news and […]
September 18, 2019

Your Love and Empathy Can Change Lives: Interview with Jamie Sandefer

I loved Jamie Sandefer’s keepsake book, Love You from Right Here, so much that I wanted to learn how she was inspired to write it. Below […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 12, 2018

Finding Foster Parent Support: An Interview with Jason Johnson

To follow up on my review of The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care, I interviewed contributing author Jason Johnson for more ideas about how foster […]
June 5, 2018

The Beauty & Brokenness of Foster Care: A Foster Parent Support Resource

This post was originally published in June 2018. This resource has since been discontinued since the release of Reframing Foster Care. It’s a fuller and more […]
November 27, 2017

We Can All Change the World: An Interview with David White

In To the End of June, Cris Beam attempts to explain why the foster system is so troubled, and she leaves open the question, “What next?”  […]
November 20, 2017

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

  The sad truth about the foster care system in the United States is it is literally failing.  In fact, it often harms the children it […]
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