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December 27, 2021

15 Things that Foster Parents Love About Fostering

There are many benefits to being a foster family. The experiences shared with children who come in and out of our lives for just a season […]
May 12, 2021

This is Foster Care

May is Foster Care Awareness Month I’ve been a foster parent for over eight years this time around. We foster teens. There is a desperate need […]
August 14, 2020

What Does Having a Foster Care “Village” Really Mean?

I got a ding on my phone and it was that familiar number from placement. “We have a baby girl who is currently in the NICU. […]
April 29, 2020

To Brighten Your Day

We can all positively affect another person's life. Now, more than ever. Fostering Great Ideas salutes our 100 mentors who develop meaningful relationships with youth in foster care. We share 4 bright stories from April.
April 22, 2020

Five Things You Should Know about Fostering (While Single)

I was a single woman living in a one-bedroom apartment when I felt the pull to foster. I brushed it off. I worked a full time […]
April 16, 2020

Getting Creative Under Quarantine: Supporting Foster Families During COVID-19

We just found out that our foster license was approved, and while we eagerly await our first placement, we are committed to continuing to step into […]
February 10, 2020

No One Is An Island: The Power of Community Support for A Single Foster Mom

Not Everyone Can Foster, But Everyone Can Do Something Finding or creating a community of support looks different for every foster family based on your needs […]
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 […]
January 22, 2020

Foster Care in Your Own Backyard

I heard once that if the world were a village of 100 people that only 30 would have enough to eat, only one would have a […]
November 14, 2019

Crash Course in Parenting: 5 Suggestions for Fostering When You Don’t Have Biological Kids

My mom always told my sister and I that we were her dream job; she always dreamed of being a mom. From a young age she […]
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 10, 2019

The Battle Against the Minivan: Fostering Won, and I Lost

I knew instantly that I would love Kristen Howerton when I read her bio, “In the spring of 2010, Kristen lost her long and passionate battle […]