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Fostering Blog

 
March 1, 2022

Foster Parents Go to Great Lengths to Serve Children in Care

Traveling 100 Miles to Keep Siblings Connected Leads Foster Parents to Develop Friendships that Feel Like Family Today in South Carolina there are 3972 children in […]
December 27, 2021

I Could Never Foster: Dismantling the Myth

As foster parents, we often encounter others – family, friends and even strangers – who tell us “I could never foster.” Certainly many current foster parents, […]
December 27, 2021

15 Things that Foster Parents Love About Fostering

There are many benefits to being a foster family. The experiences shared with children who come in and out of our lives for just a season […]
December 27, 2021

Overcoming Hesitations About Fostering

The idea of fostering can be scary, like any new adventure in life. It takes courage, which is defined as doing something even though you are […]
November 29, 2021

Acts of Kindness: Support and Friendship Make All the Difference for Foster Parents

Meet Local Foster Care Innovator, Emily   Fostering Great Ideas is thrilled to recognize individuals who are changing foster care in their communities through big and […]
August 18, 2021

Ask Yourself These Questions To Know If You’re Ready To Foster

Foster parenting is a huge commitment. You are choosing to care for children, and by extension their families, and also committing to partnering with the state […]
August 4, 2021

Supporting the Goal of Reunification

Meet a Foster Family: Joey and Jen Every family’s journey to foster looks different. The way that individuals and families discover and commit to the role […]
July 13, 2021

Surviving To Thriving: From a Foster Parent Who’s Been There

Busy foster parents (and parents of all kinds), rejoice! Looking for a quick easy-to-read (as in it may be the first book you actually finish this […]
May 13, 2021

Top 3 Reasons I Needed a Break from Foster Parenting … And Why That’s Okay

Our family has welcomed 10 new children into our home over the past three years. We’ve had to say goodbye to all 10, most recently a […]
May 12, 2021

This is Foster Care

May is Foster Care Awareness Month I’ve been a foster parent for over eight years this time around. We foster teens. There is a desperate need […]
April 26, 2021

Build a Longer Table and Make Some Room

Yesterday I received a text from my dear friend Lisa (not her real name) whom I’ve known for more than a decade. The text simply read: […]
April 5, 2021

Saying Goodbye in Foster Care Doesn’t Get Easier

I’m no stranger to goodbyes. We have had twenty kids come through our home through foster care in the last three years. Each of them we […]
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