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Fostering Change Podcast | Episode 216 | BEST OF SEASON 5: Laura of @foster.parenting

July 2, 2024

Fostering Change Podcast | Episode 216 | BEST OF SEASON 5: Laura of @foster.parenting

Fostering Change Podcast with Laura of @foster.parenting | Hosted by Rob Scheer

Welcome back to our “Best of Season 5” series. Maybe you’ll be listening to this on the beach as you celebrate Independence Day, in your car on your way to work, or at home. Wherever you listen, we thank you for your support!

Today we revisit our interview with Laura, whose mission is to educate and support people about the foster care system. Often, new foster parents are not prepared for everything they need to know before their first children come to them.

Laura discuss how the “cracks of child welfare are deep”, from misplaced birth certificates to wrong names of the child, and without knowing the right types of questions to ask, you run the risk of not knowing these things and have to play catch up – which is not the situation a new foster parent – or their child – wants to be in!

In this insightful conversation, you will hear:

  • What sweeping changes need to be made in the foster care system
  • What should be considered when setting up your home for a foster child
  • How every state has different rules and regulations and how that affects parents and youth
  • How we should be moving from “mandated reporting” to “mandated supporting”


You can learn more about Laura by visiting her here:








Our next “Best of” episode will air July 16.


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