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March 16, 2019

White Oleander: Effects of a Mother’s Presence & Absence

Understanding who our parents are and how they relate to our identity is part of growing up.  This fact is particularly true for children who experience foster […]
February 21, 2019

Resolving to Find More by Doing Less

Do you ever think about your life and wonder if there could be more?  I do.   But I’ll be honest. Most days, I wish there […]
June 12, 2018

Finding Foster Parent Support: An Interview with Jason Johnson

To follow up on my review of The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care, I interviewed contributing author Jason Johnson for more ideas about how foster […]
June 5, 2018

The Beauty & Brokenness of Foster Care: A Foster Parent Support Resource

Being a foster parent is tough, and no one understands this fact better than a foster parent. That is why foster parents need other foster parents […]
November 27, 2017
Improving the SC Foster Care System, David White Interviewed

We Can All Change the World: An Interview with David White

In To the End of June, Cris Beam attempts to explain why the foster system is so troubled, and she leaves open the question, “What next?”  […]
November 20, 2017
Truth about Challenged Foster Care System

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

  The sad truth about the foster care system in the United States is it is literally failing.  In fact, it often harms the children it […]
October 30, 2017
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Fostering is Not About Being Perfect

After reading Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison a second time and then writing my review of it, I contacted Carey, the friend who […]
May 16, 2017
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Knowing Things Most People Would Prefer to Forget

People become foster parents for a variety of reasons.  In Another Place at the Table, Kathy Harrison writes that her career as a foster parent began […]
April 25, 2017
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Aging Out of Foster Care in SC: An Interview with Michael VonCannon

In The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, we meet Victoria, a young woman who ages out of the foster system in California, and we […]