Category: Foster Care Advocacy

To Those on the Fence About Foster Care
I share a foster care story or statistic, because their heart is breaking just a little more as it tries to pull them over that fence.
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Five Reasons to Open Your Home to a Teenager
Perhaps the title of this blog should have been more inviting, like “Free Chocolate and Hugs." That might have been a bit more appealing than a headline containing one of [...]
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Providing Hope and Healing for Transgender Youth
Imagine Child Protective Services removing you from your home without notice. Imagine then being placed in a strange home with people you don’t know. Scary, right? But for the children [...]
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Foster Home Growth – Expanding our Reach
The number of children in foster care continues to grow each year. Currently, more than 12,000 children in North Carolina alone are in the foster care system and each one [...]
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Foster Care Awareness Month: Coming Close to Those in Need
May is Foster Care Awareness Month, a commemorative month that can feel impersonal until you make an effort to come closer. Bryan Stevenson, Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and [...]
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Fostering Hope in Polk County
To say that Jeremy and Donna Wood’s lives revolve around children is quite the understatement. They have been married for eight years and have six children between them, ranging in [...]
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Loving Them to Permanency: A Foster Care Story
In 1990, Carolyn Butler answered an ad she saw in the paper posted by her future husband, Norman, looking for companionship. After reaching out, the two talked by phone for [...]
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What the Pandemic Teaches Us about Foster Care
It is safe to say that the current COVID 19 pandemic has taught everyone something new about themselves and the world around us. A few months back, you might not [...]
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Foster Care Gone Right – Stories of Hope
We asked our amazing Foster Care Team to share their best stories of "foster care gone right." Here are a few stories of hope that they shared.
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Foster Care Questions Answered
To cap off Foster Care Awareness Month, we asked our amazing Foster Care Team to answer some questions for us about the ins and outs of Foster Care. We got [...]
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