Blog Posts - Foster Care



Have You Ever Thought About Adoption? There are Over 428,000 Children in the U.S. Foster Care System Waiting for a Family!

Children are the future. As they grow up, they become us, the adults who work in the factories, bakeries, local businesses, and the leaders of our nation. A truly great life is filled with love and family and those pivotal moments that we get to sha...
by MomsWhoSave.com Blog on Dec 3, 2016

There are 182 Signatures on This Petition! Help It Grow!

Because of online political involvement over the past months, I've neglected this petition. Now that the primaries are practically over, I'm back to my primary activity. Months ago, I began a petition to get legislation creating a nationwide abortion...
by LifeLoveTruth on Jun 13, 2016

Mormon Church accused of turning blind eye to child abuse in foster care program, Ex-prosecutor slams critics of Child Victims Act, urges New York to stop protecting abusers

- Mormon Church accused of turning blind eye to child abuse in foster care program - Another Navajo Member Sues LDS Church over Childhood Sexual Abuse - Author, ex-prosecutor slams critics of Child Victims Act, urges New York to stop protecting abu...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Jun 1, 2016

FOSTER YOUTH - Defying the Odds

"Former foster youth defies odds, determined to change the system" by April Brown and Mike Fritz, PBS NewsHour 3/29/2016ExcerptJames Turner had a chance at a “forever family” when he was 8.  Placed in foster care at 18 months, Turner was nea...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 4, 2016

FOSTER CARE - Repairing Broken Lives

"Can an innovative Pittsburgh program help repair the broken lives of foster kids?" by April Brown and Mike Fritz, PBS NewsHour 3/22/2016ExcerptPITTSBURGH — At 13, Lafayette Goode had to face a situation that, for most children, is unimaginable.&nb...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 28, 2016

Learning to Navigate New Life as a Foster Mom

I'm exciting about hitting up the Renaissance tomorrow with my kiddos and friends.  Of course, I always have to cram as many kids in my van as possible so I invited 4 extras besides my 8. When they told me they never went before I just HAD to br...
by Meet Virginia on Mar 18, 2016

Foster Care Licensing Chaos

Omgosh, we're finally done with all our foster care licensing!  We are just waiting for the final approval.  We started back in October and it took all of my free energy and time.  I'd take care of the kids all day and study late into...
by Meet Virginia on Mar 16, 2016

The world needs your compassion

I was recently talking to a friend about children with disabilities and immediately my mind was flooded with memories of the past. During my high school years, I had a friend who had foster children in her home. Most of … Continue reading ͛...
by Putting My Feet in the Dirt on Mar 8, 2016

Saying Goodbye to a Very Hard 2015

This last year was one of the hardest years I've been through in a very long, long time.  I was so happy to say goodbye to 2015.  One thing I'm closing the door to is having any adult/families move in.  I'll help find friends a shel...
by Meet Virginia on Jan 11, 2016

Would More Options Help End Abortion?

No options! Nowhere to turn! I’m not ready to parent quite yet! I can’t stand the thought of giving up a child for adoption, only to want her a couple years later! I guess my only option is abortion. According…Read more ›...
by ProlifePetitions on Nov 14, 2015

10 Things Adoptees Want You to Know

I was adopted as an infant, during a time when adoption was still shrouded in secrecy. My birth mother kept her pregnancy hidden from her family. She birthed me in a hospital room with no familiar faces. I was taken from her immediately. Back then, t...
by Adoption Journey Talk on Nov 14, 2015

Halloween 2015/ Foster Care Update

It's been amazing having 9 kids here ever since we got Michael.  It's definitely been an adjustment since I have a 6 month old and they both came in our lives almost around the same time.  So instead of adjusting for one kid, I'm adjus...
by Meet Virginia on Nov 11, 2015

Complex Trauma and Its Impact on Children

Children who have been in foster care or orphanages, have suffered some form of abuse or neglect and many—especially those adopted later in life—may have experienced complex trauma. Complex trauma is described as experiencing, or being exposed to...
by Adoption Journey Talk on Nov 9, 2015

Imagine Another Option for Those Facing Crisis Pregnancies

You find yourself dealing with an unplanned or unplanned or crisis pregnancy. You are not yet ready for the responsibilities of parenthood, often because of economic reasons. Maybe you do not have stable employment or permanent housing. You hear t...
by LifeLoveTruth on Sep 24, 2015

Grants for Foster Kids

Free financial aid for foster kids doesn’t come often. Typically, grants or free money are awarded for education. There are some social security programs from the government to meet the basic needs and ensure the health of these children; but indiv...
by Start Grants on Sep 3, 2015

Liberty - part one

The roads of the small town would’ve been saturated with plump pumpkins, hay bales, and corn husk figures on that day in late October 2010– intersections and front yards plastered with signs advertising Fall Festivals for chili-cook offs, costume...
by Running to the Father on Jul 26, 2015

Foster Care Grants for Homes

Getting foster care grants for homes in the United States is possible! As you may have expected, money is a big part of creating a group home for these foster children. That is why we are writing this post to help any organization or community out th...
by Start Grants on Jul 25, 2015

The Facts On Foster Care: Real Info based on Data - Not Myth

Hi Friends,We are lucky enough to have resources tap us on the shoulder, and the Good people at SocialWork@Simmons created this really interesting Info graphic that paints a picture of who and what makes up the current state of the Foster Care System...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 21, 2015

YO, VIP Let's Kick It!

 So, Vanilla Ice lyrics from "Ice Ice Baby" rattled in my head all day yesterday."Hey, we're VIP!" the chorus of six kids resounds across the backdrop of the expansive stadium field as we loop red bracelets around wrists. We seem to be an avera...
by Running to the Father on Jun 15, 2015

Financial Assistance for Foster Parents

Becoming foster parents can offer a wonderful experience to your life. You can do good deeds and grow as a person at the same time. However, many people who are thinking about becoming a foster parent don’t have the necessary money to properly give...
by Start Grants on Jun 3, 2015


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