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March 18, 2020

A Letter to My Daughter and All the Other Foster Mamas

When my daughter and son-in-law first stepped into foster care, it was an “aha” moment for me. I say this because the many hard challenges they […]
January 26, 2020

What is Therapeutic Foster Care?

Therapeutic foster care can be misunderstood. The children in therapeutic foster care may have many of the same or similar needs as children in regular care, […]
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 […]
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 18, 2019

Your Love and Empathy Can Change Lives: Interview with Jamie Sandefer

I loved Jamie Sandefer’s keepsake book, Love You from Right Here, so much that I wanted to learn how she was inspired to write it. Below […]
September 9, 2019

A Mom’s Reflections on Her Daughter’s Time in Foster Care

Dhestiny’s daughter Ava was placed in foster care for seven months. It was the worst time of her life. She wrote this letter to the foster […]
September 6, 2019

3 Things Every Foster Family Should Know About Relationships with Bio Family

Navigating relationships with your foster kiddos bio family is important. We hear this repeatedly in our trainings and from our case workers, but sometimes it still […]
August 7, 2019

The Best Cheat Sheet For Finding Support as a Foster Parent

When I first began fostering, I didn’t understand why other foster parents introduced themselves using their names and the number of kids who have lived with […]
August 7, 2019

What is Respite? The Easiest Way to Ease Into Foster Parenting

If you are considering becoming licensed for foster care, offering respite to current foster families can be a great way to ease yourself in slowly, while […]
August 7, 2019

A Letter to Foster Parents from a Mom After Reunification

I am a (bio) mom. I lost my kid to the foster care system. It was heartbreaking and terrible. Here’s what I want all foster parents […]
July 23, 2019

I am a REAL mom

Don’t you want a child of your own? It will be so different. Permanent. Don’t you want to be real mom? You’re so good at it. […]
June 17, 2019

A Single Foster Mom Making an Impact

Terri was our guest on Foster Friday Live talking about the reasons she decided to become a foster parent, as a single mom to a teenage […]
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