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Fostering Blog

 
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.”
August 4, 2021

Foster Care: A New Normal

Meet a Foster Family: Chad and Pam In 2009, Chad and Pam spent their free time helping with homework at Pendleton Place, a home for teens […]
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 7, 2021

A Foster Parent’s Ode to a Great CASA

If you’re a foster parent, or have considered fostering, chances are you have heard of children in care being appointed a CASA/GAL (court appointed special advocate […]
March 18, 2020

Loving Through Uncertainty

As we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, let's also practice social CONNECTING with individuals who need us. Take a moment to call your sibling or an old friend. Call someone who lives isolated or alone. Check on your neighbor. Find an opportunity to reach out to someone.
January 26, 2020

How Do You Know Your Marriage is Ready for Fostering?

How do you know your marriage is ready for fostering? I’ve heard the question before and I’ve never known how to answer. I think the truth […]
January 6, 2020

A Powerful Voice for Change: What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

Guardian Ad Litems (GALs) or Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) get to visit children in foster care and build relationships with them, taking the time to […]
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 […]
November 14, 2019

Crash Course in Parenting: 5 Suggestions for Fostering When You Don’t Have Biological Kids

My mom always told my sister and I that we were her dream job; she always dreamed of being a mom. From a young age she […]
July 16, 2019

Do You Feel Alone in Foster Care? I Do!

It’s easy to feel alone in the world of foster care, but when you reach out to others in the child welfare system, you’ll find that […]
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. […]
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