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Letting Go When You’re Attached

I suppose there is this moment in every parent’s journey. We know it’s coming at the start. The number of days that your child will grow within the walls of your home is limited. There…
Holly Gnuse
October 15, 2020
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Reunification & Longing for Change

We’re on the cusp of reunification. Here, as we near the end, this isn’t what I thought it would be like. I wanted to feel secure in knowing that the same patterns would not repeat…
Mitch Nelson
October 1, 2020
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Learning How to Love Those in Need

Sometimes, it just feels easier to avoid the mess of foster care. It feels more comfortable not to pursue communication with biological parents. It feels easier to keep everyone else on the team at an…
Becky Nelson
September 28, 2020
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The New Foster Parent Experience

Today we're diving into foster parenting expectations! Austin and Larisa Savage, a great young couple, joined me in the studio to talk about what their foster parenting experience has been so far. They are one…
Jami Kaeb
September 21, 2020
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For the Agency Workers

For those of us that have interactions with agency workers, we have an important role to play. We cannot be another “challenging” part of their day. We need to be encouraging, full of hope, and…
Jillian Kellenberger
August 27, 2020
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5 Ways to Make Visit Days Great

Visit days are the worst. And visit days are, arguably, one of the most important days for our children. It's paradoxical—much like the rest of foster care—holding two strong emotions in the same breath. If…
Holly Gnuse
August 20, 2020