Life in Foster Care

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 […]
June 20, 2018
Location: Columbia SC
June 20, 2018
Location: South Carolina
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

As I am sure many of you know, the key to a child being successful in foster care is stability. I know this because I was […]
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 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 […]