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
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
This video, uploaded and shared by howtobeafosterparent.com is a very touching reminder of what children placed in foster care may be thinking. The video is narrated by the sweet voice of a young child. Continue reading “Hope Floats”
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?
A bit tattered and worn, a small piece of cloth has held my attention for some years now. My grandmother was an amazing woman who spent her 88 years on this earth as a beloved child care provider for countless … Continue reading My Grandmother’s Hankie