Book Reviews

September 18, 2019

Your Love and Empathy Can Change Lives: Interview with Jamie Sandefer

I loved Jamie Sandefer’s keepsake book, Love You from Right Here, so much that I wanted to learn how she was inspired to write it. Below […]
September 9, 2019
Foster Care Impacts Biological Children in Positive Ways

Guide to Going Home: A Review of Foster Care from the Child’s Perspective

How do you explain foster care to a child who has never experienced it? Or who has never even had to consider what life may be […]
August 22, 2019
Love You From Right Here

Love You from Right Here: A Keepsake Book for Children in Foster Care| Written by Jamie Sandefer

I love children’s books. Through them, I discovered a love for reading, and I now enjoy experiencing them with my two daughters who are both emerging […]
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 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 […]