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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, […]
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 […]
March 4, 2020

5 Things SC Foster Parents Should Know About Healthcare Oversight of Children in Care

Improving Support Services for Foster Parents and Children in Foster Care: New Reforms Aim to Support a Child’s Holistic Health and Well-Being Today on #FosterFridayLive we […]
January 19, 2020

Step One: Become an SC Foster or Adopt Family

The journey to and through foster care is not an easy one, but the more we understand the process and adjust our expectations, the better we […]
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 […]
September 29, 2019

The Middle Space: Getting Unstuck and Starting the Foster Parent Process

Somewhere in between an initial interest in foster care and committing to become a foster parent, is a middle space. In our talks with people, we’ve […]
August 13, 2019

SC Foster Home Fire Inspections

“It feels impossible to become a licensed foster home in South Carolina.” Have you ever heard someone say that before? Have you said that? It’s normal […]
March 12, 2019

Foster Share

Sometimes the little things, like sharing your story, can make a huge difference in this world.
October 28, 2018

In Foster Care, Nobody’s a Hero and Nobody’s a Villain

I’ve always been a black & white person. Right or wrong… for or against… I’ve known where I stand. In my high school yearbook, one of […]
October 22, 2018

Kids Desire Present over Perfect Parents

By guest blogger Jonathon Sampson There’s this nasty idea going around that foster parents are special, amazing, incredible people who’ve got it all figured out and […]