June 27, 2017

First Step: The SPCA In the early part of the 1800s, Henry Bergh created The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) which pushed a legal frame

June 20, 2017

Most people are only one or two personal connections from a foster child but don't know it. Statistically, there is one foster child for every classroom in America, which means that in schools and out, you have seen them around. They go to school with your children and grandchildren, are part of scot packs and troops and you can often meet them at chu...

June 13, 2017

I was speaking to an elementary teacher the other day and she provided some insights into how her job relates to the child welfare system. She works as a special education teacher in the South, and her job is often frustrating because she deals with parents on a daily basis who have difficulty meeting the basic needs of their children. It's hard for her t...

June 6, 2017

It has been a busy and crazy month. As we come out of Foster Care Awareness Month, it feels like a whirlwind. In early May, we received word that Garbage Bag Suitcase had been chosen a "Gold" winner for he Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY's) in the category of E-Book Personal-Non Fiction. What an honor that was. Out of thousands of books we were ch...

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