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December 17, 2021

A Fierce Advocate for All Children: One Foster Parent Makes Huge Community Impact

Meet December Local Foster Care Innovator, Christy! Through the Local Foster Care Innovator Award, Fostering Great Ideas recognizes individuals who are changing foster care in their […]
August 20, 2021

Who Makes a Great Foster Parent? Probably YOU!

Have you ever wondered if you’d be able to cut it as a foster parent? Many of us do before getting started. I know I did. […]
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 […]
November 10, 2020

Fostering the Family: Why Relationships Matter During a Pandemic

The year 2020 started out like many New Years past. We were all anticipating what this new year would bring; as a foster family, we were […]
August 3, 2020

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

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

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.
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 18, 2020

Sharing Memories with Parents Makes Childhood Milestones That Much Sweeter

A few months ago, the sweet baby girl we are currently fostering took her first two steps. It was several weeks before her first birthday, and […]
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Let me start by saying by the time I write this and it gets proofread and posted, it already will be out of date.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 […]
February 25, 2020

What Shared Parenting Actually Looks Like and How to Hold on To Hope

When we first started fostering we knew we wanted to be a resource to the kids, but also their family. Shared parenting is a relationship between […]
January 26, 2020

How Do You Know Your Marriage is Ready for Fostering?

How do you know your marriage is ready for fostering? I’ve heard the question before and I’ve never known how to answer. I think the truth […]
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