Life in Foster Care

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 […]
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 year 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 […]
September 5, 2017
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The Underdogs

One of my favorite things about fall has nothing to do with the cooler weather, the changing leaves, or the apples. Of course I enjoy all […]
May 16, 2017
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Knowing Things Most People Would Prefer to Forget

People become foster parents for a variety of reasons.  In Another Place at the Table, Kathy Harrison writes that her career as a foster parent began […]