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November 13, 2019

10 Items Every Foster Home Needs Before The First Placement

I remember starting the foster care licensing process and not really knowing anything about what to expect. Every time the case worker was coming over I’d […]
November 12, 2019

Create the Life You Choose: An Interview with Bridget Farr

Last month, we reviewed Bridget Farr’s debut young adult novel, Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home. It is the story of an Indian-American sixth grader in […]
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 […]
November 4, 2019

Things Change

In life, things can change quickly. I’m convinced no one understands this better than foster families. Learning to be flexible is a life skill that everyone […]
September 12, 2019

10 Perfect Gift Ideas for a New Foster Family

We’ve all been to baby showers and seen a pregnant mom open up boxes of tiny baby clothes and blankets. We’ve seen all the pre-made registry […]
August 13, 2019

SC Foster Home Fire Inspections

“It feels impossible to become a licensed foster home in South Carolina.” Have you ever heard someone say that before? Have you said that? It’s normal […]
July 7, 2019

Debunking the Myths of Children that Come Into Care

The foster care system can seem like a mystery from the outside. There are a lot of myths about who the children in foster care are […]
June 11, 2019

Finding Meaning in the Mess of Foster Care When It’s Really Hard

Last night I fell asleep to the sound of crying. This morning I woke up to the sound of crying. When I left daycare drop off, […]
July 17, 2018

In the Trenches –What Fostering Taught Me I Didn’t Know

For many years I didn’t think foster care was a viable option for me. I was stuck in the same place as many, many people I […]
June 2, 2018

Reluctant: When Your Spouse Doesn’t Share Your Desire to Foster

Recently, there’s been a shift in the number one response I get when people find out my husband, Phil, and I are foster parents. For the […]
May 9, 2017

How A Man I Have Never Met Saved My Life

Who Will Cry for the Little Boy? Who will cry for the little boy? Lost and all alone. Who will cry for the little boy? Abandoned […]
March 23, 2017

Hope & Redemption in “The Language of Flowers”

  The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a work of fiction, not a book specifically about foster care, but it does illuminate […]
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