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March 4, 2020

5 Things SC Foster Parents Should Know About Healthcare Oversight of Children in Care

Improving Support Services for Foster Parents and Children in Foster Care: New Reforms Aim to Support a Child’s Holistic Health and Well-Being Today on #FosterFridayLive we […]
January 15, 2020

Meet Jim Casserly: A Man Whose Job is to Help SC’s Foster Parents

Note: This post was originally published October 28, 2019. Effective February 1, 2020 – New SCDSS Foster Parent Liaison We want to thank Jim Casserly for […]
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 […]
October 28, 2019

Meet DSS State Director Mike Leach: A Man Determined to Get Things Right

Mike Leach became the State Director for South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) just five short months ago, and he’s already creating positive changes for […]
October 10, 2019

Do SC Foster Parents Get Financial Assistance?

Originally published 2019 and updated for payment rate structure July 2021 and daycare voucher policy (March 2022) Understanding the SC Foster Care Stipend Money is always […]
September 29, 2019

The Middle Space: Getting Unstuck and Starting the Foster Parent Process

Somewhere in between an initial interest in foster care and committing to become a foster parent, is a middle space. In our talks with people, we’ve […]
September 23, 2019

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Respite Care

Have you ever heard that foster care “takes a village?” It truly does! We are all in this crazy journey together, my friends. We all occasionally […]
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 […]
June 25, 2018

Heavy Loads: A DSS Case Manager’s Perspective

As someone who was placed in foster care (as a child) and also worked placing children in foster care (as a case worker in my young […]
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?”  […]
October 30, 2017

Fostering is Not About Being Perfect

After reading Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison a second time and then writing my review of it, I contacted Carey, the friend who […]
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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