How Foster Families Make a Difference

Categories: Children's Ministries, Foster Care
Foster parents make a difference for children in crisis
Foster care is hard.  Abuse and neglect hurt children.  But foster parents make the difference in the lives of these children, and some of them make a difference not only in the life of the child, but the child’s biological family as well.  As a foster care case licensing worker since 1997, I’ve seen thousands …

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Independent Living Skills Coach Helps Foster Kids Succeed

Categories: Children's Ministries, Foster Care

Kelly Leitch’s upstairs office is simple and neatly furnished. The walls are sparsely decorated with wall hangings designed to encourage and inspire.  One reads, “When life gives you more than you can stand, kneel”.  Another declares “Life is an amazing adventure”.   Yet another message—posted on a cork board and etched in chalkboard font reads:  “Hard …

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Keeping Foster Siblings Together

Categories: Children's Ministries, Foster Care

Like proud and loving parents often do, Scott and Wendy Hyder of Pickens show off photos of their foster children. One photo showed three smiling girls in a forest in Hendersonville, NC. Another captured one of their sons playfully snuggled inside a laundry basket.  Other photos revealed fun times at a football game and The …

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