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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.”
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 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 […]