Best Foster Care Blogs of 2020

Top Blogs for Foster Parents

Foster care is not a solo experience. Anyone who has fostered knows that every week (and sometimes every day) can bring up many questions and doubts. With that in mind, we’ve gathered together some of the best foster care blogs of 2020. Check out the list below to hear about the joys, challenges, and lessons shared by seasoned foster parents.

Best Foster Care Blogs of 2020

The list below includes some of the top foster parenting blogs to help guide you on your journey. Each blog includes a list of some of the most popular posts and a description of what makes each unique. You can also find links to their instagram and facebook profiles. Of note, these blogs are all written by incredible, dedicated foster parents and advocates and are in no particular order:

Foster the Family

Blog: www.fosterthefamilyblog.com
Instagram: @fosterthefamilyblog
Facebook: Foster the Family Blog
Focus: foster care, gospel-centered parenting, mission-focused family

Top Posts:

Description: Foster the family is an incredible organization based in New Jersey that exists to support foster families. The blog is primarily authored by Jamie Finn, a biological, adoptive, and foster parent in NJ. She shares her wealth of experiences through foster care and adoption in a lighthearted and down-to-earth tone, but doesn’t shy away from the deeper, more challenging situations faced by many foster parents.

Aside from the blog, Foster the Family operates a nonprofit called Community Foster Response which provides necessities and support to South Jersey foster families. Jamie also hosts a wonderful podcast called the Real Mom Podcast. In the podcast, Jamie discusses many of the same topics and includes interviews with other foster and adoptive moms.

Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

Blog: confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com
Instagram: @confessionsofaparent
Facebook: Confessions of an Adoptive Parent
Focus: foster care, adoption, parenting strategies, special needs

Top Posts:

Description: Confessions of an Adoptive Parent is written by Mike and Kristin Berry. Together, they are authors of 7 books and parents of 8 children, all of whom are adopted. On the blog, they write about their experiences with the many children they have fostered and cared for including complex topics like trauma and special needs.

Aside from their blog, they host the Honestly Adoption Podcast and speak at conferences all over the country.

The Forgotten Initiative

Blog: theforgotteninitiative.org/blog/
Instagram: @theforgotteninitiative
Facebook: The Forgotten Initiative
Focus: foster care, adoption, advocacy, empowerment

Top Posts:

Description: TFI is a organization led by foster and adoptive parent Jami Kaeb, dedicated to empowering individuals to support the foster care community through awareness, encouragement, and advocacy. TFI works through training advocates to support foster parents, children, and case workers on a local level. The blog features a variety of TFI writers and guest authors who share their own experiences and challenges in foster care.

Jami also leads TFI’s The Forgotten Podcast, where she hosts all sorts of parents and leaders in the foster care community. To learn more about becoming a TFI advocate, check out the TFI site.

Jason Johnson Blog

Blog: jasonjohnsonblog.com/posts
Instagram: @jasmjohnson
Facebook: Jason Johnson Blog
Focus: foster care, adoption, church-based ministry, gospel-themed encouragement

Top Posts:

Description: Jason Johnson is an author and speaker who encourages families and equips churches in their foster care and adoption journeys. He and his wife are biological, adoptive, and foster parents to a large and loving family in Texas. His blog tackles many of the emotional challenges of foster care, frequently through a gospel lens.

Jason currently serves as the Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans. In his work he speaks and teaches at churches, conferences, forums and workshops on church-based ministry strategies and best practices as well as encouraging families that are in the trenches and those that are considering getting involved.

Together We Rise

Blog: www.togetherwerise.org/blog
Instagram: @togetherwerise
Facebook: Together We Rise
Focus: foster care, foster youth, advocacy, spotlight stories, news updates

Top Posts:

Description: Together We Rise is a national organization dedicated to empowering volunteers to support foster youth. In contrast to some of the other blogs, the TWR blog focuses on spotlight stories of foster and foster-to-adopt families. However, there are also many highlights of foster care news, legislation, and outreaches around the country.

TWR offers many programs, including Sweet CasesBuilding BikesBuild A BoardBirthday BoxesSuperhero Boxes and their Family Fellowship, which is the largest college scholarship available for youth aging out of the foster care program.

My Lovely Crazy Life

Blog: mylovelycrazylife.com
Instagram: @mylovelycrazylifeap
Facebook: My Lovely Crazy Life
Focus: foster care, adoption, special needs, life at home

Top Posts:

Description: My Lovely Crazy Life is the personal blog of Amanda Preston. Amanda is an adoptive mom to 8, foster parent, and social worker. She has specific experience with special needs children and shares candidly on the subject.

Amanda also recently started a podcast, also called My Lovely Crazy Life, where she speaks to a variety of people touched by foster care. In addition to her personal blog, you can find her writing for Scary Mommy.

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There you have it, some of the best foster care blogs on the web! These foster parents, advocates, writers, moms, and dads are doing incredible work in their communities and in their homes. What other foster care blogs have you found helpful?

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Learn about healthcare topics such as doctors visits and insurance.

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Learn about family court, hearings, and child custody.

Caseworkers and Visits

Learn about the different types of caseworkers, home visits, and parent visits.

New Placements

Learn about what to ask when receiving a new placement and the first week in care

School and Daycare

Learn more about education, school, and daycare.

Adoption and Permanency

Learn about foster care, adoption, and foster-to-adopt.

Foster Care Policies

Learn about policies like travel and babysitters