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
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
WARNING: Some of the information shared here is graphic in nature. We are intensely busy reading, drafting, formatting, typing, crying (a little) and prayerfully lacing together the stories that our amazing foster alumni have so bravely shared in our book … Continue reading Painful Past, Promising Future & Powerful Presence
A typical day working with at risk families is chock full of emotional extremes. In one day you may have a really great conversation with someone that has an incredible breakthrough, and ten minutes later get cussed out by the … Continue reading Trick? or Treat?
There are some children who are forever etched in my heart… it’s as if they are branded into my soul, hiding in the nooks and crannies where nothing else can reach. These are the moments that I will never forget. … Continue reading Big Blue Eyes