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April 24, 2020

The Foster Care System Isn’t Perfect, and Neither Am I

As a relatively new foster parent, I’ve tried to learn everything I can about the child welfare system, the various court hearings and timelines for each, […]
March 30, 2020

Helping Kids in Care Stay Connected to Family During Uncertain Times

Across the nation, we are all currently wrestling with responding to the global pandemic of COVID-19, and the many different impacts it has made on our […]
January 15, 2020

Open the Lines of Communication for Foster Parents

The Role of the Foster Parent Liaison If you’ve been fostering for any time at all, you know that there are a lot of questions that […]
January 6, 2020

Love and Loss in Foster Care: What I Learned When We Said Goodbye

I Thought I Couldn’t Let Them Go and Then I Did I am Tonya: a wife to Charlie and a mother to Bailey and Brittany, now […]
December 1, 2019

A Season of Gratitude: What Foster Care Has Taught Me About Small Acts of Kindness

We are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. Thanksgiving has just passed and Christmas decorations dominate every store. There is something about this […]
November 11, 2019

How Does the Foster Care Placement Process Work?

Every foster parent remembers their first placement call. The anxiety. The excitement. Today on #FosterFridayLive, Martha, a Placement Coordinator for SC DSS Upstate Foster Family and Licensing […]
September 6, 2019

3 Things Every Foster Family Should Know About Relationships with Bio Family

Navigating relationships with your foster kiddos bio family is important. We hear this repeatedly in our trainings and from our case workers, but sometimes it still […]
July 16, 2019

Do You Feel Alone in Foster Care? I Do!

It’s easy to feel alone in the world of foster care, but when you reach out to others in the child welfare system, you’ll find that […]
July 9, 2019

Who Else Is Waiting For Fostering to Get Easier?

So often when we talk about “the system,” we don’t have good things to say. We call it broken and failing and maybe we’ve even called […]
July 7, 2019

Debunking the Myths of Children that Come Into Care

The foster care system can seem like a mystery from the outside. There are a lot of myths about who the children in foster care are […]
May 2, 2017

The First Call About A Foster Placement

The kids and I were at the pool when the first call came in. Only 48 hours earlier, we had jumped for joy as we received […]
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