Guest Post

January 22, 2020

Fear of the Unknown: My First Thoughts When My Daughter Became a Foster Parent

“Did I tell you my son and daughter-in-law are getting licensed in foster care?” she blurted. She was scared. Angry even. She continued to vent, each […]
January 6, 2020

Love and Loss in Foster Care: What I Learned When We Said Goodbye

I Thought I Couldn’t Let Them Go and Then I Did I am Tonya: a wife to Charlie and a mother to Bailey and Brittany, now […]
August 25, 2019
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The Challenges Can’t Compare to the Beauty of Raising a Child of a Different Race

Every family is beautiful. Every family has a story. These are stories of two families that are raising children of a different race. This isn’t uncommon […]
August 7, 2019

A Letter to Foster Parents from a Mom After Reunification

I am a (bio) mom. I lost my kid to the foster care system. It was heartbreaking and terrible. Here’s what I want all foster parents […]
July 16, 2019
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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 […]
June 26, 2019
biological children are the unsung heroes of foster care

The True Unsung Heroes: Impact of Fostering on Bio Kids

Author’s note: This article is based upon a speech I gave at Fostering Hope Columbia hosted by Care2Foster. About a month ago, a foster mom friend […]
June 19, 2019

5 Questions I Had About Foster Parenting Before Starting – You Probably Have Them Too!

I’m Whitney and I wanted to share my story with you! My husband and I have always wanted to be foster parents, but we imagined it […]
October 22, 2018

Present over Perfect

By guest blogger Jonathon Sampson There’s this nasty idea going around that foster parents are special, amazing, incredible people who’ve got it all figured out and […]
September 7, 2018

The Beach Day I Won’t Forget

By Andrea Schroder It was Friday, which meant beach day for our family. It’s one of our favorite times of the week to unwind, soak up […]