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Fostering Blog

 
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.
December 9, 2019

Happier Holidays: 12 Tips for Celebrating Big Days as a Foster Family

Celebrating the holidays with children in your home creates wonderful and lasting memories, but also presents some unique challenges (and possibly causes stress and mixed emotions) […]
December 5, 2019

It’s Okay to Wonder: Helping Your Biological Children Navigate the Foster Care System

An Interview with Rhonda Wagner When Rhonda Wagner’s daughter and son-and-law decided to foster, she was worried about how foster care might affect her grandchild. Her […]
September 5, 2019

Life in Limbo: an interactive workshop about living in foster care.

Experience Life in Limbo® An interactive role-play workshop about what it’s like to be in foster care Have you ever wondered what it would be like […]
August 29, 2019

Who Are The Children in SC Foster Care?

Approximately one in every 10 foster children has been the victim of physical abuse, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau. There’s the […]
May 30, 2019

Graduation Milestones in Foster Care

"Milestones are important because the past has dictated that at any given time, I can lose everything. I'm alone and have to make survival a priority."
July 17, 2018

Hope Woford Shares Her United Way Story

Hope lived in foster care. Her experiences led her to help others who are struggling. Through her work at Fostering Great Ideas, she encourages youth in […]
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 […]
May 17, 2018

It All Adds Up – A Short Lesson In Multiplication And Geometry.

Give a few hours a week and it multiplies a hundred times over. Who remembers geometry? fondly? Two random points on a graph; connect them, and […]
April 18, 2018

Sisters Forever

Our daughter, Hanna, was separated from her sister, Kacie, in foster care. They have lived apart for many years. When Hanna was placed with us for […]
January 8, 2018

90 Degrees Yoga Supports Fostering Great Ideas

Members of Greenville’s 90 Degrees Yoga Studio have begun 2018 with the practice of the yogic philosophy principal of bhakti. Whether on the mat in a […]
November 13, 2017

The Impact My Foster Parents Had On Me

The key to a child being successful in foster care is stability. I know this because I was in foster care for much of my childhood. […]
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