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Fostering Blog

April 24, 2023

I Am Still Here

Malachi had no relationship with his family and faced aging out of foster care. When Daniel* first became a mentor to a youth in foster care, […]
April 22, 2023

Hidden Potential

Every relationship has its beginning somewhere. Michael and Raymond discovered something special in their tutoring relationship, something that deserved more attention than reading, writing, and arithmetic. […]
April 20, 2023

The Dress

For youth experiencing foster care, prom is a night to be normal. Ask any teenage girl looking forward to prom the reasons for her excitement, and […]
April 18, 2023

The Power of Support

What makes the biggest difference for youth in foster care? What helps them to succeed? Such important questions – ones that are relevant to over 1,270 […]
March 29, 2023

The Hard Way

Why Does He Do Things The Hard Way? In the ever elusive search to find a new show for my spouse and I to watch together, […]
April 6, 2022

Stories of Connection

Stories of Connection: Bringing people together is the joy of our work. “What I love about Fostering Great Ideas is that we focus on relationships.”
March 21, 2022

Think Outside the Box: How We Can Work Together to Advocate Better

What I love about Fostering Great Ideas, is the focus is not on outcomes but on relationships. As each program was developed, our care and attention […]
July 26, 2021

Inspiring Others with Our Favorite Stories

In the first half of 2021, we served 321 children through life-changing, one-to-one relationships. We supported hundreds more children through foster caregiver support, child welfare advocacy, […]
January 22, 2020

Foster Care in Your Own Backyard

I heard once that if the world were a village of 100 people that only 30 would have enough to eat, only one would have a […]
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 […]
June 24, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Advocate for Children in Foster Care (Without Fostering)

Not everyone can be a foster parent. It’s a huge commitment. So this week we explore simpler ways to get involved with the foster care system. […]