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December 16, 2022

Being Present During this Season of Busy

Being present during this season of busy reminds us that each moment counts. Doug and his mentee Jeff started their mentor relationship like many others – […]
December 12, 2022

Making Holidays Beautiful and Grace-Filled

Children in foster care long for their family during the holidays. Thanksgiving Grace restores hope to children in foster care and their families. Every year, we […]
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, […]
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 […]