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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 […]
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 – […]
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.”
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, […]
December 9, 2019

No One Deserves to Be Forgotten: A Teen’s Journey from Foster Care to Independence

No one wants to be forgotten. No one wants to be left behind. Katie once struggled as a teen in foster care to see her potential. […]
May 30, 2019

Graduation Milestones in Foster Care

"Milestones are important because the past has dictated that at any given time, I can lose everything. I'm alone and have to make survival a priority."