Entries by Kevin Harper

More To Me, by Saty Cornelius

Please. This is a shameless plug to buy this book by my daughter, Saty Cornelius. Today is book launch day for her young adult fiction novel that is hot off the presses. But whether you’re a young adult, or you foster teens who are about to become young adults, or you are a young adult […]

Walking through life with your foster teens

I just posted a new article to LinkedIn on walking through life with your foster teens. Please like, share, and comment! Here’s a snippet: One of the most rewarding but challenging things about being a foster parent is walking through life with your teens—sometimes through the mud—as they charge headlong into adulthood. So many of […]

Parental controls for foster parents

Take back control of your home network The problem with technology Sometimes we talk as if our modern parenting culture has a technology problem. As a bit of a geek, I take offense to that. I think technology is a tool, not inherently a problem. Tools can be used for good things or bad things. […]

Tips for recruiting foster parents

There is definitely an art to recruiting new foster parents. For those who are naturally evangelistic about fostering, talking it up may come easy. But even the most passionate advocate has to keep in mind that everyone is in their own unique season of life. Sharing one’s home and family may not be feasible or […]

Idaho’s foster care parents are in short supply, caseloads high

Idaho’s foster care system struggles under a deepening shortage of foster parents and high caseloads for social workers, according to a performance review released Monday. The review by the Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations cited an 8 percent decline in the number of licensed foster parents from 2014 to 2016, from 1,062 to 974, and […]

City Honors Local Foster Families Opening Their Homes And Hearts To Children

With six-thousand children in out-of-home placement, including– at times– its own waiting room, Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services really appreciates foster parents. The Department recognized their contribution at a ceremony last week in City Hall. “We’re just normal people like everybody else,” said Tammy Evans. Her and husband Dave Evans are parents of seven children, […]

Green Bay Packers’ Ty Montgomery and mom advocate foster care

MILWAUKEE (WISN) – A Green Bay Packers wide receiver and his mom are working together to show the benefits of foster parenting through a new effort. Ty Montgomery and his mother, Lisa Montgomery, have joined a foster parent recruitment campaign with the theme, “Without foster parents, futures get stuck.” Lisa Montgomery fostered 17 children. Ty Montgomery, […]