Information about Fostering

October 10, 2019

The Battle Against the Minivan: Fostering Won, and I Lost

I knew instantly that I would love Kristen Howerton when I read her bio, “In the spring of 2010, Kristen lost her long and passionate battle […]
September 29, 2019

The Middle Space: Getting Unstuck and Starting the Foster Parent Process

Somewhere in between an initial interest in foster care and committing to become a foster parent, is a middle space. In our talks with people, we’ve […]
September 27, 2019

5 Reasons We Also Need Foster Parents That Don’t Have Kids Yet

I have been a mother to twelve beautiful children. I have loved them fiercely and fully. I have laughed as they learned to talk and their […]
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 […]
September 12, 2019
Foster Care Home Study Shower

10 Perfect Gift Ideas for a New Foster Family

We’ve all been to baby showers and seen a pregnant mom open up boxes of tiny baby clothes and blankets. We’ve seen all the pre-made registry […]
August 29, 2019
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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 26, 2019
Foster Care Impacts Your Marriage and Relationships

When Your Spouse Wants to Foster

Navigating the Challenges of Marriage as Foster and Adoptive Parents Parenting is a lot of work- adoptive and foster parenting is A LOT of work. How […]
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 13, 2019
SC Foster Home Fire Inspections

SC Foster Home Fire Inspections

“It feels impossible to become a licensed foster home in South Carolina.” Have you ever heard someone say that before? Have you said that? It’s normal […]