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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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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Be Careful What You Pray For – A Foster Journey

Categories: Children's Ministries, Foster Care

After nearly two years “our baby girl” is finally going home to her mommy.  For such a long time we waited and waited to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Each passing day we became more and more attached to this little love.  We found ourselves renewing our license just to keep …

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Miracle Hill Celebrates 80 Years Helping the Homeless and Hurting

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Announcements, Children's Ministries, Events, Foster Care, Fundraising, Homelessness, Miracles, Other, Overcomers Center, Partnerships, Thrift Operations, Volunteers

When Miracle Hill Ministries began in 1937 as a small soup kitchen in downtown Greenville, little did the founding leaders realize the lasting impact their vision to serve the “least of these” would have on the Upstate community.  Miracle Hill now has 9 shelters across the Upstate caring for the homeless or addicted and is …

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Unexpected Joy – A Foster Parent’s Journey

Categories: Children's Ministries, Foster Care, General, Miracles, Non-Profit

Recently, I was asked the question of what led my husband and I to fostering. Although we made this decision a few years ago, I didn’t have to pause too long to remember what led us to the decision to become foster parents. While there were a few reasons we felt like we were being …

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