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February 15, 2021

Making Room for Foster Care

An Interview with Room at the Table Author Justin Vaughn I was recently out to eat for breakfast with my family, and a sign on the […]
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 […]
February 24, 2020

Why Foster Care: Our Non-Traditional Approach to Starting a Family

It started when our friends got pregnant. We knew it would. Baby fever hit our friend group like a ton of bricks! Everyone was talking about […]
February 4, 2020

Be the Bridge: The Importance of Short-Term Foster Care

When Kids Need a Place to Sleep for the Night, Emergency Foster Homes Offer a Safe Landing Emergency foster care is a short-term care solution for […]
January 19, 2020

Step One: Become an SC Foster or Adopt Family

The journey to and through foster care is not an easy one, but the more we understand the process and adjust our expectations, the better we […]
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 […]
December 1, 2019

Less is More: Five Ways to Lower the Stress of the Holidays as a Foster Family

Big Days can be hard for kids and grown-ups alike. I’ve found that the stress, the anxiety, and even the excitement of celebrations can lead to […]
November 26, 2019

Can’t foster right now? There are plenty of other ways you can help children in foster care.

I wanted to foster, but I was scared. Here’s what I did. The decision to foster is huge. And scary. And often slow. If you’re anything […]
November 18, 2019

Single Foster Mom to Married Adoptive Mom: Meet Crystal and Follow Her Story!

I’m Crystal. I’m a wife to John. We’ve been married 2 years in February 2020! But our love story started way back in 2014.  I’m a […]
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 […]
October 28, 2019

Struggling to Navigate Healthcare: Advice for Foster Parents

Children often come into foster care with some type of health issue or concern that has been previously untreated. We know that trauma and adversity impact […]
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 […]
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