Corrie Vander Ploeg

December 5, 2018

The 5 Best Christmas Gifts to Get for Kids in Foster Care

Every year when Thanksgiving gives way to Christmas time, we start to hear bells at stores. Trees appear with dangling Christmas ornaments that double as shopping […]
October 28, 2018

Nobody’s a Hero, Nobody’s a Villain

I’ve always been a black & white person. Right or wrong… for or against… I’ve known where I stand. In my high school yearbook, one of […]
August 23, 2018

Lessons from the Cereal Aisle

Their long sideways glances directed at me down the aisle let me know I was being watched. It put up my radar, and I casually watched […]
July 24, 2018

Finding the Words for Foster Parenting

  The first time I attended a retreat for foster and adoptive parents, I cried through most of it. For the first time in months, I […]
June 2, 2018

Reluctant: When Your Spouse Doesn’t Share Your Desire to Foster

Recently, there’s been a shift in the number one response I get when people find out my husband, Phil, and I are foster parents. For the […]