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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 […]
September 20, 2020
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Join Us Now for the Great Big Give-a-Thon

Join us as we broadcast this live event into the comfort of your own space. The evening will offer giveaways, prizes, entertainment, and compelling stories. Learn how we continue to restore hope to children in foster care, and how YOU can support the great work of Fostering Great Ideas. This is our only major fundraiser in 2020.
August 3, 2020
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Reunification Hero

Celebrated in June each year, the American Bar Association recognizes “Reunification Heroes” in observance of National Reunification Month. These heroes demonstrate a compassion and perseverance to […]
June 29, 2020
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Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

Foster parents need to walk a lot of tightropes. One of the most challenging is striking a healthy balance between loving hard and letting go. While […]
June 1, 2020
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How Are the Children Video Series

How Are the Children? We hosted a 4-part zoom discussion series and talked with real people about real issues in foster care. Find out how Fostering […]
April 29, 2020
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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 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 26, 2020

There is No Right Answer in Foster Care: Answering Placement Calls in the Time of Coronavirus

There is no doubt we are parenting in uncertain times right now. Parenting is always hard. Foster parenting is hard too, if not harder. With schools […]
March 25, 2020

Handling a Pandemic as a Foster Parent: I Just Left the Grocery Store in Tears

I need to stay connected with other people. As an extreme extrovert, it’s always been a huge part of who I am and how I function. […]
March 18, 2020

Loving Through Uncertainty

As we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, let's also practice social CONNECTING with individuals who need us. Take a moment to call your sibling or an old friend. Call someone who lives isolated or alone. Check on your neighbor. Find an opportunity to reach out to someone.
March 13, 2020

Parenting in the Digital Age: Navigating Devices, Technology, and Social Media with Kids of All Ages

Parents always want to focus on their relationship with their children. The digital age may pose some challenges to that. Parents need to lead by example […]
March 4, 2020

Foster Parents Role in Court: Understanding the Court Process and Your Legal Rights

Court can be confusing, producing anxiety for even seasoned foster parents. It is important to understand the court process and your role as a foster parent […]
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