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March 10, 2022

Successful Reunification Begins with Support

The national average for family reunification is 49%. Families who are separated experience devastating and traumatic loss – this leaves a lifelong impact on each person […]
March 10, 2022

Why Supporting Moms Matters

Dena and Moms Matter help moms thrive, and bring their kids home My journey as a Peer Support Specialist into the world of Social Services was […]
November 29, 2021

Acts of Kindness: Support and Friendship Make All the Difference for Foster Parents

Meet Local Foster Care Innovator, Emily   Fostering Great Ideas is thrilled to recognize individuals who are changing foster care in their communities through big and […]
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. […]
August 20, 2021

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? Part II

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? Part II When Marie’s child was in foster care, she was sure she would never get him […]
August 19, 2021

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? Part I

Should the Goal of Foster Care Really Be Reunification? If you find yourself struggling with the answer, you’re not alone. But if the goal of foster […]
July 13, 2021

Surviving To Thriving: From a Foster Parent Who’s Been There

Busy foster parents (and parents of all kinds), rejoice! Looking for a quick easy-to-read (as in it may be the first book you actually finish this […]
May 12, 2021

This is Foster Care

May is Foster Care Awareness Month I’ve been a foster parent for over eight years this time around. We foster teens. There is a desperate need […]
August 14, 2020

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. […]
April 22, 2020

The Emotional Support I Need as a Foster Parent Right Now: Navigating Life During a Pandemic

Foster care is hard. It is filled with uncertainties, inconveniences, and heartbreak. I’ve dealt with my fair share of each.  My husband and I have been […]
March 30, 2020

Helping Kids in Care Stay Connected to Family During Uncertain Times

Across the nation, we are all currently wrestling with responding to the global pandemic of COVID-19, and the many different impacts it has made on our […]
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 […]
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