Information about Fostering

August 13, 2019

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 […]
August 7, 2019

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 […]
August 7, 2019

10 Uncomfortable Questions Foster Parents Get Asked: And How to Answer Them

Foster families get lots of questions. Most are well-intentioned from friends and families wanting to understand foster care and how they can help. Some from strangers […]
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 29, 2019
Young girl hugs a friend with a tear in her eye.

What You Really Should Know About Kids in Fostering Families

Let’s just be real. We love our kids and we want them to thrive, but we don’t have a crystal ball. We don’t know what is […]
July 23, 2019
Foster mom and sons with dog at the park

I am a REAL mom

Don’t you want a child of your own? It will be so different. Permanent. Don’t you want to be real mom? You’re so good at it. […]
July 23, 2019

What Makes a Great Foster Parent

Super heroes. Angels. Saints. One of the things we hear most often as foster parents is “oh, I could never do that!” But they don’t hand […]
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 […]