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Children in Foster Care, Forgotten Fridays, Foster Parenting, ReunificationJan. 6, 2017

Forgotten Friday | Foster Kids Don’t Have Birthparents

Yesterday I was driving my six kids to a foster parent training class when one of my children said, “I want to see that Kung Fu Panda movie. The one where he finds his REAL dad.” I felt my stomach tighten and I locked eyes with my oldest child in the rearview mirror and I heard him mumble, “Oh boy” because he knew exactly what speech was coming and what questions the child who said “real dad” would have to answer. I know it’s just a movie and these are just pretend panda relationships, but in our family we have […]

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Aug. 10, 2014

CANCELLED… Champaign County: Foster Family Fun & Fellowship

Due to lack of RSVP this event has been CANCELLED for Sunday.  We hope to get another one scheduled when more families are able to attend!  Please contact us if you are interested in joining us on a later date! Please join us (weather permitting – keep an eye on our facebook page for weather updates) for an awesome foster family fun and fellowship event! Kim Saveley, a foster parent in Champaign, has graciously agreed to host the event and is very excited to meet and network with fellow foster parents. Please come, bring your kids, & invite anyone interested […]

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Advocacy, Advocate Wednesdays, Foster ParentingJul. 9, 2014

Advocate Wednesday: This one goes out to all the foster parents

Today, I just want to encourage you. I want you to feel an overwhelming amount of love, support, and joy from these words. You have inspired me, given me hope, and challenged me over and over. I can’t possibly understand what it is like to be a parent, let alone a foster parent, as I have never had children. However, I do know that it is incredibly difficult work. Day in and day out you devote your life to the well being of your children. Everyday sacrificial love pours out from your heart and hands and is given to children […]

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