Last week, T & W recorded the 100th episode of Foster Parenting Podcast. I actually looked into getting flights to California to be there for the live recording but could not justify the expense. It would have been so fun to be there with them.
In the episode, they tackle some of the comments and complaints that foster parents often hear about the foster care system. If you have thought about foster care but are scared off by the regulations or bureaucracy of it all this is a great episode for you. I actually think it is one of the best episodes ever.
In addition, there is an interview in the beginning the the Executive Director of Olive Crest (T & W’s agency). During the interview she talks about the agency’s Safe Families for Children program. Here is a clip from CBS Evening News on this program that is going on across the country.
Safe Families partners with the local church to help families who may be at risk of losing their kids to the foster care system. After reading more about it, I’m actually kind of obsessed with the program. Volunteer families take care of kids until the parents can get back on their feet. It is exactly what the Church should do.