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September 20, 2020
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Join Us Now for the Great Big Give-a-Thon

Join us as we broadcast this live event into the comfort of your own space. The evening will offer giveaways, prizes, entertainment, and compelling stories. Learn how we continue to restore hope to children in foster care, and how YOU can support the great work of Fostering Great Ideas. This is our only major fundraiser in 2020.
August 3, 2020
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Reunification Hero

Celebrated in June each year, the American Bar Association recognizes “Reunification Heroes” in observance of National Reunification Month. These heroes demonstrate a compassion and perseverance to […]
June 1, 2020
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How Are the Children Video Series

How Are the Children? We hosted a 4-part zoom discussion series and talked with real people about real issues in foster care. Find out how Fostering […]
April 29, 2020
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To Brighten Your Day

We can all positively affect another person's life. Now, more than ever. Fostering Great Ideas salutes our 100 mentors who develop meaningful relationships with youth in foster care. We share 4 bright stories from April.
March 18, 2020

Loving Through Uncertainty

As we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, let's also practice social CONNECTING with individuals who need us. Take a moment to call your sibling or an old friend. Call someone who lives isolated or alone. Check on your neighbor. Find an opportunity to reach out to someone.
January 15, 2020

Open the Lines of Communication for Foster Parents

The Role of the Foster Parent Liaison If you’ve been fostering for any time at all, you know that there are a lot of questions that […]
December 9, 2019

No One Deserves to Be Forgotten: A Teen’s Journey from Foster Care to Independence

No one wants to be forgotten. No one wants to be left behind. Katie once struggled as a teen in foster care to see her potential. […]
December 5, 2019

Gifts that Give Back: 20 Gifts That Support Foster Care and Adoption

The stores are full. The cart is full. The wallet is empty. The holidays aren’t about the gifts. I know this. We all know this. But […]
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 4, 2019

A Lot of Holes Left Empty: Being a Teen in Foster Care

Jolli entered foster care as a teen and her whole life changed. She was separated from the only world that she had ever known. She felt […]
September 9, 2019

Key Benefits of Sibling Bonds in Foster Care

Your relationships with your brothers and sisters are the often the longest-lasting you will ever have. Many sibling groups, already devastated by the trauma of entering […]
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 […]
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