Foster Parenting Blogs


Welcome to Foster2Forever’s foster parenting blog hop!


We have an extensive list of over 85 blogs about foster care!

Check out this list of Foster2Forever’s most popular posts. (craziness, just plain craziness)

Have you read our complete story of our crazy foster care adoption?

Do you blog about foster care?

To join in:  Write on any topic of foster care that you feel led: your foster care journey, why foster care, opportunities to help foster children, how foster care has changed lives, challenges, etc. Just try to keep your post less than 500 words, then add your blog link to the list.  Be sure and visit at least 2 other links and leave a comment.

Looking forward to reading about your foster care experiences!

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelly Van Dame October 14, 2014 at 8:39 am

This is a great way to gain support during the process. Sometimes this journey is lonely.

I just started my blog as we are awaiting our first placement:



2 Lisa September 23, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Hi! My name is Lisa and I have a new parenting blog and would like to try and add it to your list of blogs but couldn’t figure out how to do that! My blog is called MomMusings and can be found at:


3 Patrice September 20, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Hi – Your blog is great. I am currently completing my master’s thesis in Marriage and Family Therapy on empowerment and resilience of former foster children. I’d love your help getting out a survey for that thesis, which seeks participation from former foster children. If you’re interested, here is the link to the thesis’s Facebook page:

and this is the direct link to survey:

I’d also be happy to discuss via email. Thanks!


4 Julie September 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

What a great opportunity to join a community where we all share the same love for children. Great place to share our successes and disappointments.

See Julie’s latest post here


5 Laura Chapman August 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm

This is awesome. Such a great way to create and connect community! I love connecting with and learning from new people!


6 Taylor Faith Krigsman August 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

My name is Taylor Faith Krigsman. I’m 20 years old, and my family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I have had 19 siblings and five of them are adopted. I am the only biological child in my family. I recently started writing about my experiences, hoping to share them with other bio kids or parents looking into fostering. My blog can be found at


7 Annie July 17, 2014 at 4:36 pm

We were foster parents 6 years ago and our now fostering to adopt. Our girls are a tween and teenager. It’s a completely different relationship from our other foster girls who were 2 and 3. I write about all the ups and downs and in betweens. It’s therapy for me!
Check out what Annie recently posted..Nothin’ but Blue Skies


8 Erin June 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Love this! Thank you!


9 Luke June 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I have been working in this space for a while now, but I have not seen such a list of resources and people talking about foster care. Thanks for putting this together. I look forward to going through it and learning from them.
Check out what Luke recently posted..Life Unexpected


10 melanie April 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm

we have been fostering for almost 2 years
Check out what melanie recently posted..On Being the 3rd Mama


11 chazmyne brown April 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Hi im beginning the process of foster care /dual adoption I have two brothers that were seperated from me through adoption and ever since i was 10 and removed from my biological mothers care and adopted by my aunt I’ve wanted to foster/ and adopted and


12 Deena Maley January 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Our journey to adopt began with International Adoption from Ethiopia. Shortly after we put down a large chunk of change and got on the waiting list the program went through a major overhaul. Having some high school age children at the time we felt that time was not on our side. We wanted ALL of our children to be a part of and know their last sibling. With guidance from a great friend we made our way down a different path to Foster Care. We became foster parents in August 2012. We had our first child in our home on August 22. She lived with us for nearly a year and they sent her to live with her grandmother. Our hearts were broken. We weren’t sure if we could do it again, but here we are again with a sweet little angel in our home. The love just keeps coming!


13 Courtney January 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm

I am just starting the process, documenting it in a blog. I am looking for blogs to get advise and stratagy and love the list that you have here :)
Check out what Courtney recently posted..It all fits in a garbage bag


14 Taylor Faith Krigsman August 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm

I’ve been writing about my experiences as the only biological child in my family. We’ve been doing foster care for the past 17 years and I’ve had 19 siblings. You can read about what my life has been like, and see how foster care has affected me at!


15 stacy October 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

I just started a foster care support group on facebook for people living in NYC (and surrounding areas). it will be a great place to ask area specific questions, to plan play dates, and to get emotional support!


16 Cheryl January 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Our Joyful Journey began in 2006. We inquired about becoming foster parents for 2 boys and were quickly enrolled in PRIDE classes. We were finally licensed in June of 2007! Our boys came to our home officially in June 2007 and we were blessed to be able to adopt them just 11 months later – April, 2008! They are such blessings to our family and have led us on this incredible journey called foster care! We currently have 5 foster children which brings us to having 8 children in our home. We do have 2 married children and 6 grandchilden! Our house is a very busy house! I also train PRIDE and Child Trauma now. Training has become a passion for me as I have seen the increased need for good foster parents. I am new to blogging but feel so blessed to have found this spot!


17 Tracy December 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Hi everyone, I just started a blog to help others navigate the process of both foster care and adoption.. I am a foster and adoptive parent, and wanted to share my knowledge that I’ve gained in the last 5 years with my placements.. I’d love to have you visit my site and subscribe! I may not be new to foster care, but i am new to blogging..thanks in advance!
Check out what Tracy recently posted..Common Questions about Foster Parenting..


18 Shecki November 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

We were licensed foster parents before we adopted from China in 2010, but no longer qualify due to the # of children in our home. Now we’re “hosting” with Safe Families For Children, which is very similar to foster care, except it has a 90% reunification rate. If you’re curious, check out the posts tagged SaFam on my blog.
Check out what Shecki recently posted..Co-Parenting With a Stranger


19 Charonne September 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I have followed your blog for nearly 2 years as we have been on this journey. It is so great to hear from someone who is going through similar things. I have recently began telling my own story to hopefully be encouragement to others. Check it out
Check out what Charonne recently posted..Life is Good


20 Penelope
Twitter: Foster2Forever
September 19, 2012 at 7:09 am

Thanks, Charonne! Click on the blue link: “Click here to enter” to add your blog to the list of blogs.


21 Penelope
Twitter: Foster2Forever
September 21, 2012 at 8:21 am

Thanks, Charonne!!


22 kim August 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

My friend Melissa and I have done foster care for 12 years and we have both adopted through foster care. We love what we do and we have decided to start a blog sharing foster/adoption stories, hoping to help others learn more about foster care. We would love to see more people get involved.


23 Gabriela Rodli
Twitter: one more with. us
July 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Thanks! I am still learning how to get my own blog out there at the same time I try to connect to other foster bloggers. I have found a few that have truly been helpful. – Gabie
Check out what Gabriela Rodli recently posted..It Takes Two To Tango…


24 Denise Allacher July 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I LOVE…LOVE…LOVE this site. I am the foster mama of two teen boys. It makes me feel less than alone when I read about everyone else’s journeys in the blog hop.

I’ve been trying to link my site for a couple of days now, but just get errors. Will keep trying.


25 Elyse Ted
Twitter: kidspeace
July 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Wow, what a great resource. We’re always looking for new content on foster care and adoption.


26 Elyse Ted
Twitter: kidspeace
June 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

So many kids need loving homes. Consider being a foster parent.


27 Dave Clement May 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Very nice site!


28 Lisa W. March 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm

It took a year and a half but we finally got termination of services for our kiddo. .26 is 7/9! I am looking for advice on negotiating a very limited “open” adoption. Do you have links to blogs that address this? Thank you!!


29 Penelope
Twitter: Foster2Forever
April 2, 2012 at 6:27 am

Hi Lisa!
Here is a post written by a foster mom with an open adoption and her list of “rules.”
Here is what we have:

Also, next week, I’m hoping Elisabeth will write about hers.


30 Carlo Krouzian
Twitter: fostercareblog
March 28, 2012 at 1:22 am

Great blog. Than you for sharing your journey on foster care. My wife and I are currently fostering 6 children that will be adopted soon. We continue this great bittersweet adventure with happy hearts.
Check out what Carlo Krouzian recently posted..Don’t Lose Your Joy


31 Penelope
Twitter: Foster2Forever
March 29, 2012 at 3:54 am

Thanks, Carlo! Be sure and add your site to the blog list.


32 John March 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Enjoy your site and all the great reference materials! Thanks for all your hardwork! I would be grateful if you’d add me to your list of blogs!
Check out what John recently posted..Why Kids that Hug Everyone Trust No One


33 Matt and Heather Peterson February 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

Can I still add to this list? Sorry it looks like it’s closed.


34 Matt and Heather Peterson January 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Cool site! My wife and I foster care three HIV+ orphans in China, so it’s nice to come by sites that focus on foster care. Keep it up!


35 Penelope
Twitter: Foster2Forever
January 11, 2012 at 6:57 am

What great work you do! Be sure and add your site to our Foster Care Blogs page.


36 Tom January 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Hello me and my wife have been in foster care for a year and a half . We have four kids placed in are home . I just found this blog it looks like it will be very helpful


37 Penelope
Twitter: Foster2Forever
January 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Thanks, Tom! This blog is a work in progress. Have you liked our page on Facebook? Good conversation there.


38 Peter Combs
Twitter: Peter Combs
August 31, 2011 at 8:13 am

Penelope, I love this site! Having spent some time in foster care, I met so many kids who had spent their entire life in the system. This is not a way to grow up. Thanks for shedding some light onto this situation. I look forward to reading future posts.


39 Penelope
Twitter: Foster2Forever
September 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Thanks, Peter! Send a message via the contact form if you’d like to guest post. Love your site.


40 Imafoster
Twitter: formerfoster
August 11, 2011 at 12:20 am

I’m looking for blogs by people that have been in foster care. Looking for something from more of the child’s perspective before, during and after foster care. Any suggestions?


41 Penelope
Twitter: Foster2Forever
August 11, 2011 at 6:14 am
42 Peter Combs
Twitter: Peter Combs
August 31, 2011 at 8:26 am

I love Sunday’s blog! She’s pretty much awesome, you should check her out. Here are a few additional links just in case you’re looking for more:


I was also a foster kid. If you’d like to check out my site (and I’d love it if you do) it is:

There is also a blogsite where several of us have contributed posts. It’s called Our Foster Family Tree:
Check out what Peter Combs recently posted..Clarity & Conundrum


43 Sunday April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

AWW, I think you’re great too Peter! Thank you Penelope for all of your support!
Check out what Sunday recently posted..The truth is:


44 Christina May 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for linking to my blog! I do have to put up a disclaimer though that I wasn’t adopted through foster care though. I hope that doesn’t stop anyone from dropping by! :)


45 Patricia September 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

a friend of mine was a Foster child and is writing a book. I will post here when it is complete and goes to print.


46 Cassandra
Twitter: sinesmama
August 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I just found this site and am excited to connect with others who have adopted through the foster care system.


47 DA July 3, 2011 at 12:15 am

Thank you for continuing your website here after leaving you other blog. I wish you the best.


48 Brenda Stutts May 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm

wonderful site


49 Penelope
Twitter: Foster2Forever
May 24, 2011 at 3:55 am

Thanks for visiting! Are you interested in foster care?


50 Patricia September 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

I am starting the process for Foster to Adopt. I am nervous and excited all at the same time. My bio children are adults and excited as well. We have talked about doing this since my children were young enough to understand. I have had 7 children that were surrendered to me over the years. I never received any financial help and had most of them for 6 months or more. Any advise, warnings or thoughts would greatly be appreciated.


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