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Reuniting Families

Reuniting Families

Reunification is such a beautiful and often bittersweet experience for our foster families. Here’s the story of how one foster family used open communication to help unite a family.

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CEO’s Corner – June 2020 Newsletter

Dear Monroe Harding Family and Supporters, All of us at Monroe Harding wish you continued health, safety, and peace as our community continues to navigate uncharted waters. Our number one priority remains the health and well-being of our young people, families, staff,...

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Encouragement From A Foster Teen

Encouragement From A Foster Teen

  ****Written by Tristan, Out of respect for Tristan's privacy, we are not sharing actual photos of him. Originally posted on The Archibald Project My name is Tristan and I am 19 years old. When I was 14 I was placed into state custody for getting involved in...

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Is Your Family Ready For Foster Care?

Is Your Family Ready For Foster Care?

When a family decides to open their home to a placement there are many questions that arise. Here are some questions to get you thinking about the rewarding process of opening your home. Have all the family members answer the questions separately, and then discuss...

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FOSTERING MIRACLES:  School Tomorrow!!  School tomorrow!!

FOSTERING MIRACLES: School Tomorrow!! School tomorrow!!

Hello everyone, I want to give you all a quick update on where we are with things and then I will go into the promised topic. Unfortunately, life happens quicker than I can write about it and I am so late on filling you all in but I will get there I promise. So here...

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First Day of School

First Day of School

When I was seven years old my whole life changed. I moved from Tanzania to start a new life. I went straight to school and it was crazy. I didn’t know anything. That first day of school was one of the most important days of my life. My first day of school, my mom and...

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SAYING YES

SAYING YES

By Leah Susi I have worked at Monroe Harding for two years now and last week I got to go and experience my first adoption ceremony. I always get so excited when we have adoptions. While the journey in foster care for many can be long, hard and tiring, at the end of...

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The Myth of the Perfect Foster Parent

The Myth of the Perfect Foster Parent

      Seven years. Seven long years. This is the average amount of time it takes for most people to make the decision to become foster parents. When I ask families to pinpoint when they first considered becoming foster parents, the response usually...

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