Author: Angie Jones

Today my heart hurts.  Today I am frustrated.  I’m fielding calls from other agencies wondering if we might have any connections for the possible placement of a traumatized teenager.  Meanwhile we are advocating for multiple teenagers in the same situation.  Teens in facilities because there...

Many of you may not have been around in 1986, but if you were, it would have been hard to miss the song “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston.  I’m not blessed with a beautiful singing voice.  In fact, my Dad lovingly told me...

Foster care, foster parents, and most especially foster children have been a part of my daily life for over 7 years now.  May is Foster Care Awareness Month and all month I have been thinking about how to portray the meaning of foster care to...

Children aren’t meant to live in foster care.  Unfortunately, sometimes to be safe, children must be removed from their homes and placed into foster care while their parents have a chance to remedy the reasons that the home was unsafe.  But could situations like this...

Sometimes it all gets to be a little much.  Life can get overwhelming, work can be crazy, family obligations can be draining, and even the things we enjoy like volunteering can add pressure.  There is a reason why we hear phrases like “recharge your batteries”...