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December 6, 2022

Two Strangers Learning How To Live Together

Two Strangers Learning How To Live Together Meghan had become a licensed foster parent and found herself in a common foster parent situation. As soon as […]
December 5, 2022

Joy, Grief, Loss and “Grinchiness” During the Holidays

Joy, Grief, Loss and “Grinchiness” During the Holidays Oftentimes I have wondered why the Grinch’s heart was two sizes too small. Why does he live alone […]
November 28, 2022

A Mom Wishes All Her Kids Sweet 16

A Mom Wishes All Her Kids Sweet 16 We share a beautiful story of a Mom trying to make things right. “Judy” has faithfully attended every sibling […]
November 21, 2022

“I didn’t know he had dimples!”

“I didn’t know he had dimples!” Do you have a childhood memory of going off with siblings to explore the world? Perhaps you looked forward to […]
November 15, 2022

Birthdays are more than just a party for children in foster care.

It’s My Birthday! How do you choose an appropriate activity for three sisters and four brothers celebrating three birthdays? Our Director of Sibling Care, Julie Eaton, […]
April 6, 2022

Stories of Connection

Stories of Connection: Bringing people together is the joy of our work. “What I love about Fostering Great Ideas is that we focus on relationships.”
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 […]
July 26, 2021

Inspiring Others with Our Favorite Stories

In the first half of 2021, we served 321 children through life-changing, one-to-one relationships. We supported hundreds more children through foster caregiver support, child welfare advocacy, […]
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 […]
January 6, 2019

Fostering Great Ideas brings entrepreneurial spirit to improving the lives of children in foster care

[This article was originally published in the Greenville Journal on Jan 3, 2019 ] By Rebecca Howerton Last year in South Carolina, more than 4,500 children were […]
July 17, 2018

Hope Woford Shares Her United Way Story

Hope lived in foster care. Her experiences led her to help others who are struggling. Through her work at Fostering Great Ideas, she encourages youth in […]
June 7, 2018

One local nonprofit views life in foster care through a child’s eyes

[This article was originally published in the Greenville Journal on June 6, 2018 ] Written By Melody Wright   Scared. Alone. Confused. Removed from the certainty […]