We are looking for 100 dedicated people who would like to positively impact children in foster care. The first 100 people who email us at email@example.com with “Ambassador” in the subject line will receive a free .pdf of our book “This Is Mine: My Story, My Life.” In exchange for the free e-book, we ask that you read the book and post an honest review on Amazon by May 17. Our book is titled “This Is Mine: My Story, My Life” because many children have their people, their possessions, and their person-hood stripped away when they enter foster care, but … Continue reading Positively Impact Children In Foster Care
Finding Healing for Foster Children In my professional life as a social worker, there have been seasons that I can only explain as “Walking Through The Valley of the Shadow.” These seasons tend to be a characterized by layer after unforgiving layer of trauma experienced by the families I serve. Children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or significant losses have had long seasons walking through the valley, prior to our involvement with them. It is our job to help them get to the other side and discover that even flowers grow in the valley. The shadows in the valley are … Continue reading Walking Through The Valley of the Shadow
Guest Post from Contributor Kellie Hamilton This excerpt is taken from the book “This Is Mine: My Story, My Life” If you would like to know more, you can order your copy of this powerful book here. As a caseworker, I have heard time and time again from foster parents that “all they need is love.” Until I started my own journey in this challenging career field, I probably thought the same thing myself. However, I have since learned that this is just one of the biggest misconceptions about the needs of these special children. Yes, all children do need … Continue reading Tips for Foster Parents
Guest Post by Nikky Greer, MyFosterCareStory.com Why is the foster care system so complex? Everyone knows it is broken, so why don’t policymakers fix it? Whose fault is it? Who suffers? These are some of the questions that plagued me as I began developing a research project centered on the foster care system. I wanted to help young people and children in foster care, but didn’t know how. As I learned more, I was surprised. Foster kids aren’t the only ones suffering under current foster care policy. But maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. One question at a time. Why is … Continue reading Fostering Stories, and Perspectives
As a young child I used to sing into my hairbrush “microphone,” dreaming that ONE day I would be just like the teen idol “Tiffany”. I would sing “I Think We’re Alone Now” at the top of my lungs, no … Continue reading When I Grow Up?
Not every family is in the unique position to foster or adopt children. However, each of us has the ability to impact children that are placed into foster care. Here are some unique ways that you can support foster children: … Continue reading Ten Unique Ways To Support Foster Children
Home This time of year can be especially difficult for the children who are separated from their biological families and sharing the Holidays with their foster family. Some children want to be home. Some children do not want to be … Continue reading Holiday Help for Foster Families
Ever wonder how you can help foster children through the holiday season? I can honestly say that working with these babies during this time of year is very difficult and depressing. Children want to be home (or not) and parents want them home (or are completely absent). Putting a band-aid of a gift labeled “boy” or “girl” does not quite foster intimate connections between the child and his or her caretaker. If you are a foster caretaker, be gracious to these children. Treat them exactly the same as your own with regards to your family traditions and gift giving. Please … Continue reading Home for the Holidays: Forgotten Foster Children
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Join The 90/Ten Project tonight at 8:00 pm Eastern as we watch the airing of CNN Heroes of 2013. We are especially excited to see Top Ten Finalist Danielle Gletow, founder of Onesimplewish.org on the show. Danielle and her amazing team work tirelessly to connect foster children who have “one simple wish” to people who want to help. One Simple Wish has helped over 30,000 children to date. Follow One Simple Wish’s crew @DGletow @OneSimpleSteph @OneSimpleSarah, who will be live tweeting during the #CNNHeroes broadcast tonight. Please support this great organization and make some wishes come true! Malinda Continue reading CNN Heroes Features OneSimpleWish.org