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Fostering Blog

 
August 14, 2020
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What Does Having a Foster Care “Village” Really Mean?

I got a ding on my phone and it was that familiar number from placement. “We have a baby girl who is currently in the NICU. […]
June 29, 2020
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Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

Foster parents need to walk a lot of tightropes. One of the most challenging is striking a healthy balance between loving hard and letting go. While […]
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 31, 2020

Should I Foster Out of Birth Order?

Thoughts from One Family on Successfully Fostering Older Children One of the first things that you may consider as you think about opening up your home […]
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 […]
December 10, 2019

My Trick for Successfully Fostering Teens: Look for the Gold

Teens are my favorite people because they are rowdy and sarcastic. My friends have often asked me how I handle their behavior. My answer is always […]
November 11, 2019

How Does the Foster Care Placement Process Work?

Every foster parent remembers their first placement call. The anxiety. The excitement. Today on #FosterFridayLive, Martha, a Placement Coordinator for SC DSS Upstate Foster Family and Licensing […]
October 10, 2019

Do SC Foster Parents Get Financial Assistance?

Understanding the SC Foster Care Stipend Money is always a touchy subject. Nobody wants to ask, but everyone wants to know- “do foster parents get paid?” […]
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