Advice from Veteran Foster Parents to New Foster Parents
Being a new Foster Parent can be an exciting, overwhelming, and challenging experience. There may be a lot of unknowns and uncertainties to navigate through. “What happens next?” and “Are [...]
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How do I know if Foster Parenting is right for me?
“I could never do that.” It’s the response I probably get more than any other when I tell people I work in foster care. Foster parenting can sound big and [...]
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May is Foster Care Awareness Month: Why Should You Care?
May is Foster Care Awareness Month, but why should you care? Because in the United States a child is removed from their home and placed into foster care every two [...]
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The HEART of the Church: Why We Should Say Yes
I didn’t grow up going to church regularly, but my family found it in my teen years as we  worked to heal our broken bits. The church became my safe [...]
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The HEART of a Cottage Parent: Why They Say Yes
Betty Lovell has always had a heart for children. Her heart, coupled with her more than 44 years of working with at-risk children made the idea of a career with [...]
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The HEART of a Foster Parent: Why They Say Yes
Many folks, at one time or another, may feel curious and possibly even called to foster care. With more than 15,000 children in foster care in NC, the need is [...]
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Redefining Family: The Adams’ Story
If you think your house is bustling, you should meet the Adams Family. No, not that Adams family – Brian and Tonya Adams and their five to eight children. It [...]
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How Childhood Trauma Impacts Development
Creating a Family Podcast invited Brett Loftis, Crossnore's CEO, and Dr. Dawn O'Malley, Senior Director of Clinical Services, to a discussion of how trauma impacts a child's development.
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Transracial Foster Care & Adoption: Impacts and Interventions
Growing up in the foster care system is often a lonely and traumatic experience.  Growing up with caregivers of a different race within that system can be even more isolating.  [...]
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Busting Myths for National Adoption Month
Monday is the first day of National Adoption Month. We have written many blog posts related to adoption, including many families' amazing stories. But today, we want to bust some [...]
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