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Fostering Blog

 
September 9, 2019

Guide to Going Home: Foster Care from a Youth Perspective

How do you explain foster care to a child who has never experienced it? Or who has never even had to consider what life may be […]
August 29, 2019

Who Are The Children in SC Foster Care?

Approximately one in every 10 foster children has been the victim of physical abuse, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau. There’s the […]
December 5, 2018

The 5 Best Christmas Gifts to Get for Kids in Foster Care

Every year when Thanksgiving gives way to Christmas time, we start to hear bells at stores. Trees appear with dangling Christmas ornaments that double as shopping […]
July 17, 2018

In the Trenches –What Fostering Taught Me I Didn’t Know

For many years I didn’t think foster care was a viable option for me. I was stuck in the same place as many, many people I […]
July 9, 2018

3 Ways to Be a Good Foster Parent

In my seven years experience living in foster care and the two years I spent working for DSS as a case manager, I came across some […]
June 25, 2018

Heavy Loads: A DSS Case Manager’s Perspective

As someone who was placed in foster care (as a child) and also worked placing children in foster care (as a case worker in my young […]
September 5, 2017

Encouraging Your Children: Foster Parents as the Biggest Cheerleaders

One of my favorite things about fall has nothing to do with the cooler weather, the changing leaves, or the apples. Of course I enjoy all […]
April 18, 2017

We Fostered One For A Year

At 23 years old and with a couple years of marriage under our belt, we decided to become foster parents. The first child placed with us […]
April 11, 2017

How Fostering Impacted My Children

Early on, one of the concerns that weighed on us (as well as others close to us) was how becoming a foster family would affect our […]
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