Life in Foster Care

August 20, 2020

Empowering Advocacy in Your Foster Home

We are born advocates. From the first time we cry, we are advocating for ourselves. From that point on we learn how to ask for help […]
December 9, 2019
Teens need support as they age out of foster care

No One Deserves to Be Forgotten: A Teen’s Journey from Foster Care to Independence

No one wants to be forgotten. No one wants to be left behind. Katie once struggled as a teen in foster care to see her potential. […]
November 4, 2019
Jolli

A Lot of Holes Left Empty: Being a Teen in Foster Care

Jolli entered foster care as a teen and her whole life changed. She was separated from the only world that she had ever known. She felt […]
December 5, 2018

The 5 Best Christmas Gifts to Get for Kids in Foster Care

Every year when Thanksgiving gives way to Christmas time, we start to hear bells at stores. Trees appear with dangling Christmas ornaments that double as shopping […]
July 9, 2018

3 Ways to Be a Good Foster Parent

In my seven years experience living in foster care and the two years I spent working for DSS as a case manager, I came across some […]
June 25, 2018

Heavy Loads: A DSS Case Manager’s Perspective

As someone who was placed in foster care (as a child) and also worked placing children in foster care (as a case worker in my young […]
November 13, 2017
SC Foster Child Lands Successful Career, Shares His Story Growing Up in Foster Care

The Impact My Foster Parents Had On Me

The key to a child being successful in foster care is stability. I know this because I was in foster care for much of my childhood. […]
November 6, 2017

The Hardest Goodbye

Our time with Kaden* was a gift. He had the biggest smile I had ever seen and he used it often. He was completely at peace […]
September 6, 2017
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Worth The Hardest Days

She came to us a wide-eyed, petite four-year-old, swimming in clothes four times too big for her. Her previous foster family sent her with just a […]