Fostering Blog

May 2, 2017

The First Call

The kids and I were at the pool when the first call came in. Only 48 hours earlier, we had jumped for joy as we received […]
April 25, 2017

Aging Out of Foster Care in SC: An Interview with Michael VonCannon

In The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, we meet Victoria, a young woman who ages out of the foster system in California, and we […]
April 18, 2017

We Fostered One For A Year

At 23 years old and with a couple years of marriage under our belt, we decided to become foster parents. The first child placed with us […]
April 11, 2017

How Fostering Impacted My Children

Early on, one of the concerns that weighed on us (as well as others close to us) was how becoming a foster family would affect our […]
March 29, 2017

My Parents Who “Neglected Me”

My parents had many many problems. My father was an abusive alcoholic and abused hard drugs. My mother abused drugs and committed credit card fraud over […]
March 23, 2017

Hope & Redemption in “The Language of Flowers”

The first book I want to discuss is a work of fiction, not a book specifically about foster care, but it does illuminate some of the […]
March 13, 2017

How I Entered Foster Care

I was born in Charleston, South Carolina in the late eighties. From as early as I could remember I lived in a broken home. I was […]
March 6, 2017

The Feeling & The Fear

I vividly remember the feeling. It started deep in my soul and it just wouldn’t go away. I desperately wanted to do something to help, yet I […]
March 1, 2017

Wanted: Everyday Heroes! Capes Optional.

Ever since I read Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl in fifth grade, stories of the Holocaust have mesmerized me.  In Germany and German-occupied […]
February 27, 2017

Considering Fostering?

Fostering a child is a life-changing experience, many say. Why? Well, you are allowing your family dynamic to adjust, in order to selflessly take care of […]