In the eyes of a child, 10 years is a lifetime. Within a decade, a baby grows and progresses through elementary school. A child blows out 10 candles, proudly reaching the milestone of double digits. Does living in foster care change this happy picture?
Foster care is difficult. In the Upstate, 1,247 children live in uncertainty, separated from family, wondering what will happen next. In the Upstate, 322 sibling groups live in foster care; 177 of them are living apart in different foster placements. Children experience anguish when their familiar world is broken apart.
Fostering Great Ideas was founded to mend the broken places of the child’s journey. We are built on the premise that strong relationships matter most: parents, foster families, case workers — each important as they revolve around the child’s world.
Foster care is difficult … Children experience anguish when their familiar world is broken apart.
Fostering Great Ideas provides healing and stability — we rebuild sibling and parent relationships when possible; we provide tutor and mentor relationships for these children to succeed; we offer opportunities for our community to learn and respond together.
As we celebrate our 10th birthday this month, we are thankful for the support of all those in this community who have helped us on our journey.
Learn more at fgi4kids.org.
David White, CEO & Founder
Fostering Great Ideas