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August 5, 2020

The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart

I’m tired.  And I know you are, too. Tired of quarantining, wearing masks, sanitizing, and social distancing. Tired of the news. Tired of bad news and […]
May 27, 2020

Fostering Offers Flexibility in Age and Gender Preference (But I Don’t Foster Babies Because They Are Cute and Easy)

The decision to become a foster family is never easy. The idea can seem overwhelming when you hear about aspects of providing care that will be […]
April 24, 2020

The Foster Care System Isn’t Perfect, and Neither Am I

As a relatively new foster parent, I’ve tried to learn everything I can about the child welfare system, the various court hearings and timelines for each, […]
April 15, 2020

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (And Fostering!)

My husband, Zach, and I began the process to become foster parents when our oldest son was only nine months old. We had been talking about […]
March 30, 2020

Helping Kids in Care Stay Connected to Family During Uncertain Times

Across the nation, we are all currently wrestling with responding to the global pandemic of COVID-19, and the many different impacts it has made on our […]
March 26, 2020

There is No Right Answer in Foster Care: Answering Placement Calls in the Time of Coronavirus

There is no doubt we are parenting in uncertain times right now. Parenting is always hard. Foster parenting is hard too, if not harder. With schools […]
March 18, 2020

Fostering During These Unprecedented and Uncertain Times

Let me start by saying by the time I write this and it gets proofread and posted, it already will be out of date. Every aspect […]
March 13, 2020

Parenting in the Digital Age: Navigating Devices, Technology, and Social Media with Kids of All Ages

Parents always want to focus on their relationship with their children. The digital age may pose some challenges to that. Parents need to lead by example […]
March 4, 2020

Understanding The Different Types of Foster Care Hearings

Court can be confusing, producing anxiety for even seasoned foster parents. It is important to understand the court process and your role as a foster parent […]
March 4, 2020

5 Things SC Foster Parents Should Know About Healthcare Oversight of Children in Care

Improving Support Services for Foster Parents and Children in Foster Care: New Reforms Aim to Support a Child’s Holistic Health and Well-Being Today on #FosterFridayLive we […]
February 5, 2020

How Foster Care Created Our Community

I look back at the life we lived before foster care and I almost don’t recognize it. I am so grateful for so many of the […]
January 15, 2020

Meet Jim Casserly: A Man Whose Job is to Help SC’s Foster Parents

Note: This post was originally published October 28, 2019. Effective February 1, 2020 – New SCDSS Foster Parent Liaison We want to thank Jim Casserly for […]
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