Sara

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 […]
October 28, 2019
Mike Leach, SC DSS

Meet DSS State Director Mike Leach: A Man Determined to Get Things Right

Mike Leach became the State Director for South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) just five short months ago, and he’s already creating positive changes for […]
October 28, 2019
Jim Casserly, SC DSS

Meet Jim Casserly: A Man Whose Job is to Help SC’s Foster Parents

The rumors you may have heard are true: the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) is shaking things up. There is a major movement occurring […]
September 12, 2019
Keep Talking about Fostering - Fostering Hope Columbia

Why Do I Keep Talking about Fostering?

A few months ago, I spoke at Fostering Hope, a recruiting event hosted by Care2Foster, in the Midlands about the impact of fostering on my biological […]
August 29, 2019
Foster Family - Children in SC Foster Care

Who Are The Children in SC Foster Care?

Approximately one in every 10 foster children has been the victim of physical abuse, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau. There’s the […]
August 7, 2019
Finding Support as a Foster Parent

The Best Cheat Sheet For Finding Support as a Foster Parent

When I first began fostering, I didn’t understand why other foster parents introduced themselves using their names and the number of kids who have lived with […]
August 7, 2019
Respite care calendar

What is Respite? The Easiest Way to Ease Into Foster Parenting

If you are considering becoming licensed for foster care, offering respite to current foster families can be a great way to ease yourself in slowly, while […]
July 30, 2019
Region 2 Placement DSS

Waiting for the Phone to Ring (And Wondering What Will Happen Next)

As I’m waiting for the phone to ring, I’m filled with such a mix of emotions: eagerness, anxiety, excitement, impatience, all-out fear. When we find ourselves […]
July 16, 2019
Mom eats Pringles in the pantry

Feeling Inadequate as a Foster Parent, Until I Realize I’m Not

Yesterday was a rough day of fostering. The baby wouldn’t sleep in her crib, staying asleep in my arms but suddenly awake when laid in her […]